Guidelines for application for ICO membership
Although, of course, an ICO membership application involves some administration, it usually consists of one to three pages. It may in some cases, however, require prior registration of the applicant territorial committee under local rules. The present guidelines are intended to facilitate the procedure.
Full information about the procedures applicable is to be found in:
In addition, the following documents may be sent upon request by the ICO Secretariat: information about ICSU and the free circulation of scientists, ICO history, selection of recent issues of the ICO Newsletter, sample Territorial Committee statutes, addresses of IUPAP member Committees.
Completed applications should be sent to the ICO Secretariat. In any event, early contacts are most welcome for most efficient action.
One frequent question is how to set up the Territorial Committee organization; this will often imply establishing statutes. Short but precise statutes are usually appropriate. The following guidelines should in general suffice:
As a suggestions to help with the process, please see a sample for an application letter in its simplest form, requiring no special statutes aside those included in the letter itself.
In 2011-2014, the annual unit membership fee is US$235. The number of units depends on the country and is the same for ICO as for IUPAP whenever a given Territory is a member of both organizations.
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