The European Chemical Society (EuChemS)
The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) is an umbrella organisation that represents a large number of national Chemical Societies and other chemistry-related organisations in Europe. It aims ‘to nurture a platform for scientific discussion and to provide a single, unbiased European voice on key policy issues in chemistry and related fields’. The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland is a member Society of the European Chemistry Society (EuChemS). As such, members of the Institute can avail of certain benefits provided by EuChemS e.g. awards and fellowships, membership on its Executive Board, Divisions, Working Parties and the European Young Chemists Network (EYCN).
The EuChemS European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN)
The European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) is the young division of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) and represents the interests of all young chemists in Europe under the age of 35. They have a diverse team of young representatives from 28 countries who aim to create an exchange platform for university and industry, bring chemistry closer to a wider audience, and support young chemists at the early stage of their career.
The ICI has been associated with the EYCN for many years. They have regularly sent delegates to the Annual Delegates Assembly. Currently, the EYCN delegate for the Irish Young Chemists is Dr Mark Kelada.
The EYCN has also kindly sponsored prizes for the annual Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium and more recently for the ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium, which are events organized by the ICI.
Please check out the EuChemS website for further details (https://www.euchems.eu/)
European Chemist Registration Board
The European Chemist Registration Board (ECRB), under the authority of EuCheMS, is responsible for the award of the European Chemist (EurChem) designation.
The aim of the EurChem designation is to promote the mobility of chemical scientists throughout Europe based on an agreed set of skills, competencies and training.
Candidates for EurChem must fulfil the following requirements:
- Be a member of a participating EuCheMS member society (in the case of the Institute, members must have the MICI grade or higher)
- Have at least eight years of post-secondary school education including a ‘Bologna’ 2nd cycle qualification (or equivalent)
- Have at least three years’ approved post-graduation professional experience
- Nominate two Referees who must be members of the applicant’s national chemical society (i.e. Institute members with the MICI grade or higher)
- Apply through their EuCheMS member society.
The current five-year registration fee is 100 Euro. In the event that an application is unsuccessful, the 100-Euro fee will be returned. In addition, the Institute charges an initial non-refundable 25 Euro application fee.
Application for EurChem Designation.
EurChem Form (PDF Document)
Completed forms, including the full fee (125 Euro) made payable to The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, should be sent to:
The Honorary Secretary,
The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland,
Dublin D03 CY66.
Further information: Guidance Notes (PDF Document)
European Chemistry Thematic Network
The European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN) is a non-profit making association which was established to provide a sustainable future for the European Chemistry Thematic Network, a network funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus programme. Members of this Association include higher education institutions, national chemical societies and chemical companies. Please refer to their website for further details: http://ectn.eu/
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland is part owner of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). PCCP has a very broad subject base, publishing new, original research in the areas of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Institute members are encouraged to submit work to this prestigious journal.
Please see the PCCP website for further information.
IUPAC – The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
IUPAC is a voluntary non-governmental, non-profit organisation that unites chemists from all over the world, the object being the advancement of both pure and applied chemistry; you can become involved with IUPAC by becoming an IUPAC Affiliate.
- Affiliates receive six copies per year of the IUPAC news magazine Chemistry International
- Through Chemistry International, Affiliates are kept informed of IUPAC’s programs
- Affiliates may obtain a discount of 25 to 40% on the cost of IUPAC publications, except Pure and Applied Chemistry
- Affiliates are usually entitled to a 10% reduction of registration fees at IUPAC sponsored conferences
Application for IUPAC Affiliate Membership
IUPAC Application Form (Word Document)
Completed forms, including the full fee (22 Euro) made payable to The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, should be sent to:
The Honorary Treasurer,
The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland,
Dublin D03 CY66
Website: IUPAC Membership Programme