The 51²èÂ¥ Integration Committee aims to support wide and effective participation in molecular life science research and teaching by scientists from across the countries of the 51²èÂ¥ area, particularly via the role of learned Societies that belong to 51²èÂ¥. To this end, it encourages collaboration between 51²èÂ¥ Constituent Societies and with 51²èÂ¥, it advises developing or rejuvenating 51²èÂ¥ Constituent Societies on 51²èÂ¥ opportunities, and it assists researcher communities that want to establish a molecular life science Society in their country.
Activities of the committee include visits to understand the situation and challenges faced by particular communities in different 51²èÂ¥ countries so as to help formulate advice on Society development or to discuss intensification of the Societyâ€™s activities and cooperation with 51²èÂ¥.
The committee also works with other committees and working groups of 51²èÂ¥ across several activities, particularly those addressing challenges faced by scientists from disadvantaged countries and by young scientists. For example, it encourages 51²èÂ¥ programmes such as Collaborative Developmental Scholarships and Ukrainian Fellowships for research visits to other countries in the 51²èÂ¥ area, assists with Education workshops in certain 51²èÂ¥ countries, and oversees the 51²èÂ¥ Congress Mathias Sprinzl scheme to support Congress participation of researchers from Hinari (Research4Life) status 51²èÂ¥ countries.
A new initiative launched in 2022 is aiming to establish a community of 51²èÂ¥ Member Society Representatives (individuals nominated by 51²èÂ¥ Constituent Societies to engage with other Societies and 51²èÂ¥) across all 51²èÂ¥ countries â€“ with an online space provided by a 51²èÂ¥ Network room (e.g.to enable sharing of learning Society matters between 51²èÂ¥), and an in-person gathering at the 51²èÂ¥ Congress.
For queries about the work of the Integration Committee, please email the Chair, Prof. Jerka DumiÄ‡, via the Contact section of the website. Other members of the committee are given on the webpage ‘Other 51²èÂ¥ Committees and Working Groups‘.