Organizations & People
www.iupac.org - A Site Tour
It has been more than a year since a column in Chemistry
International was devoted to the IUPAC web site . Over this
time, the site has evolved, and a number of changes in its structure
have been implemented.
> View the Site Map - this map will
help you navigate the site and quickly locate the information you
need. The structure of the site closely reflects the structure and
function of the Union. The information provided is an attempt to
answer questions about IUPAC such as Who?, How?, and What?
From the homepage, you can go to the following main sections: News
& Notices, Organizations & People,
Standing Committees, Divisions,
& Recommendations, Publications,
Symposia & Conferences, Affiliate
Members Program, and Links of
Interest. These sections are accessible from anywhere on the
The Organizations & People section
gives you access to the organization and the underlying bodies,
including the Bureau, Executive Committee, Officers, National Adhering
Organizations (NAOs), Associated Organizations (AOs), etc. A complete
alphabetical index of members
is accessible and leads to one page per member, including the member's
address, e-mail address, status in the Union, and a link to recent
projects. Please check your personal page, and let us know if any
corrections should be made.
Independent sections are devoted to the Standing
Committees and Divisions
that carry out the scientific activities of the Union. By following
the links, you can find a general description for each body, and
access to the officers, membership, current projects, recent publications,
An entire section of the web site is devoted to Projects.
Links provide information on or access to:
The Current Projects
section is a compilation of all projects, listed by Division; a
detailed description of each project is presented on a single page,
including information on the chairman or coordinator, task group
members, the project's objective, and recent progress. These compilations
change as new projects are initiated and others are completed. These
updates are presented respectively under New
Projects and Completed
The results of the activities and projects undertaken by the so-called
Working Parties, or Task Groups are combined into the Reports and
Publications sections. The Reports
section is divided by topics, with complete references, abstracts,
and, where available, on-line versions of the documents. This section
also includes a link to current
Provisional Recommendations. The Publications
section includes information on the Journal of Pure and Applied
Chemistry, including instructions for authors and contents of
current and past volumes, Macromolecular Symposia, Chemistry
International on-line, and indexes of IUPAC books and references.
Other IUPAC activities include the sponsorship of major international
symposia and conferences. The Symposia
section is designed to keep you informed of coming events. Calendars
from 1996 to 2001 are readily accessible. Past calendar entries
are regularly updated to provide links to the corresponding publication
in Pure and Applied Chemistry or Macromolecular Symposia
and conference reports in Chemistry International. Links
to recently sponsored events,
sponsorship information and
application forms, and non-IUPAC conference calendars are located
in this area.
The Affiliate Membership Program
section, as well as News & Notices,
can also be reached from the home page. This latter section highlights
important news from the Union. In the near future, a section entitled
What's New on the Site will
be offered, enabling shortcuts' access to newly posted items. Finally,
for those who are familiar with the IUPAC
Handbook, you can search the table of contents on-line and locate
the corresponding information on the web site.
There is more on www.iupac.org than we can describe briefly in
this article, and there is more to come. Take a look for yourself,
and give us some feedback. E-mail your questions, comments, and/or
suggestions to <[email protected]>.
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