Application for Membership with ISTA

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INTERNATIONAL SEED TESTING ASSOCIATION (ISTA)
Secretariat, Zürichstrasse 50, 8303 Bassersdorf, CH-Switzerland
Phone: +41-44-838 60 00, Fax: +41-44-838 60 01, Email: [email protected], http://www.seedtest.org
Application for
Membership of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
This Application for Membership of ISTA conforms with Article 4 (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g), as well as Article 5 (d), (e) and (f),
Article 6, 7 and 18(e)(2) of The Articles of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA).
The following membership categories can be applied for:
-
ISTA Laboratory Membership
(page 2-4)
(institutional membership, required for accreditation, includes one Personal Membership)
-
ISTA Personal Membership
(individual membership)
-
ISTA Associate Membership
(page 6)
(individual membership with limited benefits)
-
ISTA Industry Membership
(page 5)
(page 7)
ISTA Membership subscription fees (*)
Annual fee for 2015
in Swiss Francs (CHF)
Laboratory Membership
additional accreditation fee (applies to accredited laboratories only)
5’214.1’224.-
Personal Membership
1’049.-
Associate Membership
Industry Membership
214.the fee depends on the number of employees, please contact ISTA Secretariat
(*) The membership fees are determined annually at the Ordinary General Meeting.
Membership subscription fees cover one financial year of the Association, which is from January 1 st to December 31st.
The membership fees are payable by January 1 st of the membership year concerned. Additional fees will be applied in cases
of late payment.
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Application for ISTA Laboratory Membership
A Member Laboratory is a laboratory engaged in the testing of seed. A Member Laboratory supports the Association and its
objectives and is admitted by the Association.
The Member Laboratory can participate in the ISTA Proficiency Test Programme at no cost, and once accredited by ISTA,
be authorised to issue ISTA International Seed Analysis Certificates.
Once admitted as a member, the Member Laboratory is entitled to free online multi-user access to the 'International Rules
for Seed Testing', and a free online institutional subscription to 'Seed Science and Technology'. ISTA Handbooks and
proceedings published after approval and the magazine ‘Seed Testing International’. Additional ISTA publications can be
purchased at the member’s discounted price.
A Member Laboratory membership also includes membership of one Personal Member (Laboratory Representative),
whose postal address has to be the same as that of the laboratory. A Member Laboratory nominates the Personal Member
to be its representative in the affairs of the Association. The Personal Member (Laboratory Representative) may be
designated as a Designated Member by the Designated Authority of the Country/Distinct Economy, and be authorised to
exercise the Country/Distinct Economy’s voting right on behalf of its Government at ISTA Ordinary General Meetings.
All staff members of the Member Laboratory are not subjected to page charges for publishing in the journal ‘Seed Science
and Technology’, receive priority for any ISTA event and can benefit from the discounted membership registration fees for
ISTA Congresses, Annual Meetings, Symposia and Workshops.
To apply for ISTA Laboratory Membership please complete the following required fields:
Laboratory name:
Institution
Department
Address
Postal code
City
Country/Distinct Economy
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Personal Member / Laboratory Representative (contact person for ISTA at the laboratory):
Gender: male
Title(s)
Family Name(s)
Given Name(s)
Position
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Please enclose the curriculum vitae (CV) of the Personal Member / Laboratory Representative applying.
Short description of the laboratory:
1. Organisational and legal structure
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female
2. Experience in seed testing and staff organisation
3. Laboratory facilities and equipment
4. Scope of testing
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Does the laboratory wish to participate
in the ISTA Proficiency Test Programme?
Yes
Does the laboratory intend to apply for
ISTA Accreditation?
No
Yes
No
Upon acceptance of the membership application and payment of the corresponding fees (please await the invoice issued)
Membership will become effective (please select as appropriate):
immediately
or
at a particular date: ……………………………….... [DD/MM/YYYY]
The member is directly responsible to ISTA for the payment of the corresponding membership fees.
Once effective, membership is automatically renewed on an annual basis unless there are arrears in membership
subscription payments of that member or the member hands in a notice of cancellation. Such notice must be communicated
to the Secretariat in writing prior to the end of the financial year for which the membership has been paid. The financial
obligation to the Association of a member includes the entire calendar year (January 1 st to December 31st) in which the
notice is given.
Place and Date
Effective as of: 01.10.2014
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Applicant Signature (Personal
Member / Laboratory Representative)
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Status: Final
Stamp of the applicant Laboratory
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Application for ISTA Personal Membership
A Personal Member is a person engaged in the science and practice of seed testing or in the technical control of such
activities and who supports the Association and its objectives and is admitted by the Association.
A Personal Member is entitled to free online single-user access to the 'International Rules for Seed Testing', and a free
online single-user subscription to 'Seed Science and Technology'. ISTA Handbooks and proceedings that are published
after approval as member and the magazine ‘Seed Testing International’. Additional ISTA publications can be purchased at
the member’s discounted price.
A Personal Member is not subjected to page charges for publishing in the journal ‘Seed Science and Technology’, receives
priority at any ISTA event and can benefit from the discounted membership registration fees for ISTA Congresses, Annual
Meetings, Symposia, Workshops and ISTA Publications.
A Personal Member may be designated as a Designated Member by the Designated Authority of the Country/Distinct
Economy, and be authorised to exercise the Country/Distinct Economy’s voting right on behalf of its Government at ISTA
Ordinary General Meetings.
To apply for ISTA Personal Membership please complete the following required fields:
Gender: male
Title(s)
female
Family Name(s)
Given Name(s)
Institution
Department
Position
Address
Postal code
City
Country/Distinct Economy
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Please enclose the curriculum vitae (CV) of the Personal Member / Laboratory Representative applying.
Upon acceptance of the membership application and payment of the corresponding fees (please await the invoice issued)
Membership will become effective (please select as appropriate):
immediately
or
at a particular date: ……………………………….... [DD/MM/YYYY]
The member is directly responsible to ISTA for the payment of the corresponding membership fees.
Once effective, membership is automatically renewed on an annual basis unless there are arrears in membership
subscription payments of that member or the member hands in a notice of cancellation. Such notice must be communicated
to the Secretariat in writing prior to the end of the financial year for which the membership has been paid. The financial
obligation to the Association of a member includes the entire calendar year (January 1 st to December 31st) in which the
notice is given.
Place and Date
Effective as of: 01.10.2014
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Applicant Signature
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Application for ISTA Associate Membership
An Associate Member is a person who is not a Personal Member, but who supports the Association and its objectives, and
is admitted by the Association.
An Associate Member receives the magazine ‘Seed Testing International’ and has priority for membership of an ISTA
Technical Committee over individuals who are not ISTA Members.
An Associate Member can purchase the ISTA Handbooks, proceedings, and single-user online access to the 'International
Rules for Seed Testing' at the reduced membership price, is not subjected to page charges for publishing in the journal
‘Seed Science and Technology’, and can benefit from the discounted membership registration fees for ISTA Congresses,
Annual Meetings, Symposia and Workshops.
An Associate Member cannot become a Designated Member and therefore cannot vote at ISTA Meetings.
To apply for ISTA Associate Membership please complete the following required fields:
Gender: male
Title(s)
female
Family Name(s)
Given Name(s)
Institution
Department
Address
Postal code
City
Country/Distinct Economy
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Does the applicant have an interest in becoming a member of one of the ISTA Technical Committees (TCOMs)?
No
Yes
Committee
, in the
(please refer to the ISTA Website for a list of ISTA Technical Committees : www.seedtest.org/tcoms)
Additional information or remarks by the applicant:
Upon acceptance of the membership application and payment of the corresponding fees (please await the invoice issued)
Membership will become effective (please select as appropriate):
immediately
or
at a particular date: ……………………………….... [DD/MM/YYYY]
The member is directly responsible to ISTA for the payment of the corresponding membership fees.
Once effective, membership is automatically renewed on an annual basis unless there are arrears in membership
subscription payments of that member or the member hands in a notice of cancellation. Such notice must be communicated
to the Secretariat in writing prior to the end of the financial year for which the membership has been paid. The financial
obligation to the Association of a member includes the entire calendar year (January 1 st to December 31st) in which the
notice is given.
Place and Date
Effective as of: 01.10.2014
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Applicant Signature
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Status: Final
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Application for ISTA Industry Membership
An Industry Member is any company or commercial entity which supports the Association and its objectives, pays the
appropriate annual fee to the Association, and is admitted by the Association.
To apply for ISTA Industry Membership please complete the following required fields:
Organisation:
Address
Postal code
City
Country/Distinct Economy
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Website
Seed Testing Laboratories:
Does your Company own Seed Testing Laboratories:
No
Yes
If it does, please provide the information and contact details for the laboratories on the Appendix 1.
Industry Membership also includes one ISTA Lab membership please indicate which laboratory you want this to apply to:
_____________________________________________________________
The Industry Membership fee is determined based on the size of the company, measured by the number of employees,
please indicate the size of your organization:
Number of Employees
Membership Fee in Swiss Francs (CHF)
Up to 100
7’500.-
101 to 500
10’000.-
More than 501
12’500.-
Company Representative:
Title(s)
Gender: male
female
Family Name(s)
Given Name(s)
Position in the organisation
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Does the Representative have an interest in becoming a member of one of the ISTA Technical Committees?
(Please refer to the ISTA Website for a list of ISTA Technical Committees: www.seedtest.org/tcoms)
No
Yes
Committee
, in the
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Additional information or remarks:
Upon acceptance of the corresponding application and payment of the corresponding fees (please await the invoice issued
upon application acceptance), Membership will become effective (please select as appropriate):
Immediately
or
at a particular date: ……………………………….... [DD/MM/YYYY]
The member is directly responsible to ISTA for the payment of the membership fees invoiced.
Once effective, membership will be automatically renewed annually; unless there are arrears in membership fee, or upon
cancelation by the Member. Cancellation notice must be communicated to the Secretariat in writing prior to the end of the
financial year for which the membership has been paid. The financial obligation to the Association of a member includes the
entire calendar year (January 1st to December 31st) in which the notice is given.
Place and Date
Effective as of: 01.10.2014
Mem-F-01-Application for Membership
Signature (Representative)
Version 1.7
Status: Final
Stamp of the applicant Organisation
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INTERNATIONAL SEED TESTING ASSOCIATION (ISTA)
Secretariat, Zürichstrasse 50, 8303 Bassersdorf, CH-Switzerland
Phone: +41-44-838 60 00, Fax: +41-44-838 60 01, Email: [email protected], http://www.seedtest.org
Appendix 1:
Seed Testing Laboratories information sheet:
Lab Name
(if any)
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Street Address
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Postal/Zip
code
City
Country/Distinct
Economy
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Tel. Number
Contact
Person
Email
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