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ISST Committee Structure & Organogram

The ISST is headed by an Executive Board which is responsible for management and decision making on an ongoing basis.   Several other committees contribute to the running of the ISST.  This is summarized in the organogram below.  In this way, a large number of members contribute to the running of the organization.

Committees: Terms of reference and responsibilities of Chairpersons

The terms of reference of each committee and its scope and aims, as approved by the Executive Board, are posted on each committee’s webpage.

In terms of decisions of the Executive Board (at meeting on 6th August 2018 and 9th April 2019) it is the responsibility of Committee Chairpersons to ensure that

  1.  … the committee meets regularly (usually online) at least four times a year (unless this is obviously inappropriate, for example in the case of the Election Committee) and that minutes of such meetings are taken and published on the Committee’s web page.
  2. … one or more members are designated as backup to the Chairperson so that they can ensure the Committee continues to meet should the Chairperson be indisposed.
  3. … although it is understood that backchannel email communication is a valuable way to exchange information and discuss matters, formal decisions should be ratified at meetings and minuted.
  4. …  information on the website related to their responsibilities and activities of the Committee is up to date and this includes providing information about ISST statutes and regulations relevant to the functioning of the committee (or links to the relevant pages on the website).

In addition Chairpersons, in guiding the work of their committees,  are encouraged to reflect on and implement the spirit of Paragraph 8 (9) of the ISST statutes which require the Executive Board to understand itself to be a  “collegial executive team” which “makes its decisions following thorough and consensus oriented discussions.”

ISST Committee Pages

Click on the tabs below for detailed information about each committee or structure.  Please note that some of these pages are currently still being set up or updated and information is still incomplete.

ISST Executive Board     ISST Office

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