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IUCr 1993 Triennial Executive Committee Report - Executive Committee and Finance Committee meetings

The Executive Committee met in Bordeaux in July 1990 before and during the General Assembly, in Chester, England, in August 1991 and in Pittsburgh, USA, in July 1992 at the time of the ACA annual meeting. The Finance Committee met twice a year, the second time being prior to the Executive Committee meeting, to prepare its advice and recommendations on finances, establishment and staff matters.

The most important items of business dealt with by the Executive Committee during the triennium at these meetings, and in postal ballots between meetings, were:

  1. Editorial policy, pricing policy and subscription rates, approval of appointments of Co-editors, Section Editors for Acta Crystallographica, and other matters concerning the IUCr journals.
  2. Appointment of new staff in the IUCr office in Chester.
  3. Upgrading of office technology in the IUCr office in Chester and expansion of this office.
  4. Publication of a new Section (Section D) of Acta Crystallographica on Biological Crystallography.
  5. Consideration of the possible publication of a new journal, the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation.
  6. Future of Structure Reports and cooperation with databases, including relations between the IUCr and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre and between the IUCr and the International Centre for Diffraction Data.
  7. The implementation of the Crystallographic Information File (CIF) for Acta Crystallographica papers and other uses of CIF, patent application and adoption of the STAR file and CIF by other bodies.
  8. Progress with Volumes B, C, D and E of International Tables for Crystallography and consideration of possible further volumes.
  9. Historical Atlas of Crystallography.
  10. Establishment of an international crystallographic newsletter, the IUCr Newsletter
  11. Approval of publications, jointly with the Oxford University Press, in the IUCr/OUP Book Series.
  12. World Directory of Crystallographers.
  13. Approval of the audited accounts.
  14. The General Fund estimates and the level of the unit contribution.
  15. Investment policy.
  16. UK taxation considerations.
  17. Funding and uses of the Publications and Journals Development Fund and the Research and Education Fund.
  18. Consolidation of the Ewald Fund and appointment of the Selection Committee for the third Ewald Prize.
  19. Sponsorship of meetings and possible financial support for meetings.
  20. Young scientists' support to meetings.
  21. Free circulation of scientists.
  22. Approval of the membership of the Programme Committee for the Beijing Congress.
  23. Discussion of the arrangements for the Beijing General Assembly and Congress.
  24. Level of financial support for the Beijing Congress and its Satellite Meetings.
  25. Review of the activities of the Commissions.
  26. Establishment of an ad interim Commission on Aperiodic Crystals.
  27. Review of IUCr representation on the Regional and Scientific Associates and on other bodies.
  28. Nominations for Officers of the IUCr and for Chairmen and members of Commissions, and proposals from the National Committees for these positions.

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