STATUTES AND BY-LAWS OF THE EUROPEAN BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS SOCIETY (EBRS)
(20.12.1978, Amsterdam, NL; modified 7.1981, Gießen, FRG; 24.07.1993, Copenhagen, DK; 05.09.2005, Frankfurt, Germany; 27.08.2009, Strasbourg, France and XX.8.2011, Oxford, UK.
I. OBJECT OF THE SOCIETY
ARTICLE I.1 The European Biological Rhythms Society was originally constituted as the European Pineal Study Group in Amsterdam on November 22, 1978 and was extended to the current form in September 5, 2005. The EBRS aims to promote research on biological rhythms – in its broadest sense – in Europe by:
a)Facilitating interactions and collaborations between different scientists, teams, and institutions working on biological rhythms;
b)Propagating the importance of Biological Rhythms Research to scientists outside of our field, to the general public and to funding agencies;
c)Providing education and training to postgraduate and postdoctoral students,
d)Sending out periodically a newsletter to all members,
e)Organising regular conferences or symposia on biological rhythms,
f)All other legitimate means that will help the society to attain its objectives.
Article II.1- Members, Board, and General Assembly EBRS consists of ordinary members, emeritus members, supporting members and honorary members. All members are invited to take part in the biannual General Assembly (see Statute IV). The activities of EBRS are governed by the Board (see Statute III).
Article II.2 - Ordinary members
All scientists, actively researching Biological Rhythms, may apply for ordinary membership. Applications for ordinary membership must be accompanied by a recommendation of at least two current ordinary EBRS members and have to be approved by the EBRS Board by a simple majority.
Rights and duties of ordinary members:
1. Ordinary members may attend all congresses and symposia organised by EBRS;
2. Ordinary members may present papers or show posters at the congresses and symposia;
3. Ordinary members may attend the General Assembly and have full voting rights in its decisions;
4. Ordinary members have the right to be elected as members of the Board;
5. Ordinary members shall pay a biannual membership fee; its amount being based on a proposal by the Treasurer and decided by the General Assembly.