Since 1919, IUPAC has been creating a common language for chemistry through international collaboration. Its visionary endeavors and free exchange of scientific information have laid the foundation for the modern advancement of science and technology. Today, humankind faces pressing challenges; global sustainability and inter- and trans-disciplinary collaboration have never been as important as they are now. Chemistry is a main driver of scientific progress, and it needs to respond to the needs of a changing world.
IUPAC needs the collective wisdom of all of its stakeholders to imagine whether, and how, IUPAC should evolve in order to carry out its tasks most efficiently. Your input, together with the thoughts and ideas of other stakeholders, will help guide recommendations for the timely evolution of IUPAC and enable its future contributions to the betterment of humankind.
A survey has been prepared with a broad audience in mind. Please note that it is not necessary for you to answer every question, but we would appreciate it if you can answer as many as you can. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be available until 31 July 2020. LINK to the survey https://www.cognitoforms.com/IUPAC1/IUPACStructureReview
See background published in Chemistry International, 42(2), 22-22. 2020; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2020-0205
IUPAC Organizational Structure Review Group (project 2020-007-1-020)
Dr. Mark Cesa, chair
Prof. Ito Chao
Prof. Dr. Michael Droescher
Prof. Lori Ferrins (Chair of IYCN)
Prof. Javier Garcia Martinez
Prof. Zhigang Shuai
Slides/illustrations by Yu-Ying Chan and Ito Chao
Photo by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay