Promote Symposia and Interest Group
meetings (i.e. workshops) on topics of current interest in biochemistry and
In appropriate cases, encourage and if
possible arrange joint sponsorship with other organizations.
Receive and evaluate, scientifically
and fiscally, proposals for such meetings and be proactive in stimulating
applications for sponsorship.
Be responsible to the IUBMB Executive
Committee for all matters concerning Symposia and Interest Group Workshops and
shall report to the EC on the activities sponsored or organized and shall also
evaluate these activities.
Establish and periodically review
guidelines concerning procedures to be observed by applicants, and receive the
approval of the Executive Committee for these guidelines and any substantive
Especially for Symposia give
particular attention to those regions where biochemistry and molecular biology
are in need of support and shall have a special interest in supporting
activities of the Associated Regional Organizations.
Encourage sponsored events to be held
jointly with other scientific meetings so as to reach critical mass in terms
of optimal attendance and to reduce overheads. Such arrangements should be
particularly encouraged in the case of joint meetings with an Associated
Regional Organization or other member of the IUBMB.
Ensure that all activities it sponsors
are widely advertised in the IUBMB journals, the home page, and elsewhere.
Seek to augment the Committee's budget
by obtaining grants from interested bodies, by joint sponsorships and by
Require that if a publication ensues
from a sponsored activity that publication shall indicate this and include the
appropriate assigned number from the relevant Committee's sponsorship.
Require that two months before the
activity takes place application be made to the IUBMB Treasurer for payment of
the grant specifying whether the payment should be by mailing of a cheque to
the organization or individual or by wire transfer to a specified bank
Provide to organizers of sponsored
meetings information about the IUBMB to be given to participants at such
Maintain records of all applications,
keep the Treasurer fully informed of all commitments made, operate within the
budgets allocated to it, ensure that meeting organizers submit full reports
after the event and share these with the Committee members.
Ensure that the IUBMB regulations
regarding avoidance of multiple funding from different IUBMB budgets are