The Online Comment System (OCS) is a system for defined stakeholders to insert, share, and submit comments on documents; and for secretariats to compile comments in an easy and efficient manner (“with the click of a button”).
Its mission is to provide a simple, efficient, user-friendly online system to insert, share, submit and compile comments on documents.
Through the OCS, IPPC Official Contact Points can submit comments on draft documents, with the support of the following optional users: OCS Deputy (having the same role and functions as the Contact Point, without being able to publish comments); Reviewers (up to three per country, designated by the Contact Point or OCS Deputy to provide comments on the draft document).
The IPPC Secretariat developed the OCS in 2011 following a technical bid made in 2009, and has been using it since then for the official IPPC commenting periods: consultations on draft specifications and consultations on draft ISPMs.
In 2014, because of the rapid evolution of online technologies and issues with the OCS compatibility, performance and user-friendliness, the IPPC Secretariat has undertaken a review of the OCS user requirements.
As a result, the IPPC Secretariat has joined forces with the Codex Secretariat for the procurement of an off-the-shelf product meeting user needs. This product has been identified with PleaseReview, which was launched as configured for IPPC and Codex Alimentarius needs on 1st July 2016. The new system can be reached at the following address: https://ocs-new.ippc.int/
New OCS training videos are also available.
Please note that your login details may be different from the IPP ones. In order to reset your password, select the "Reset password" tab in the OCS homepage, enter your email address and select "Send email".
For further information, please check the resources above. Alternatively, you can contact the IPPC OCS team at IPPC-OCS@fao.org.