SOCIETA' ITALIANA PER LE RICERCHE SULLE RADIAZIONI (S.I.R.R.)


Article 1
An association by the name of Società Italiana per le Ricerche sulle Radiazioni (S.I.R.R., hereon referred to as the Society) is hereby established.
Article 2
The Society is registered upon its establishment in Rome at the law firm OLANDI S.r.L., Piazza Antonio Meucci 23, 00146 Rome.
Article 3
The Society is a no-profit scientific association.
Article 4
The Society intends to gather all those studying subjects where radiation use is envisaged. Its aims are the promotion of inter-disciplinary scientific research in the field of ionising and non-ionising radiations. In particular, the Society  aims at favouring studies and research, both fundamental and applicative, in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine and related fields.  
In order to achieve its aims, the Society intends:

  • To organise scientific meetings, also in collaboration with other associations or institutions;
  • To organise study groups and joint ventures on scientific issues, both theoretical and practical, also providing consultation for other Institutions, Organisations, etc., should a request in such sense arise; 
  • To promote and to run schools and stages, also in conjunction with, and the contribution of, private individuals and/or private or public National and international Organisations;
  • To facilitate the mobility of scholars and researchers (also of countries other than Italy), also by awarding travel grants;
  • To foster collaboration with other national and international institutes operating in the sector of radiations and related fields, also by the award of expense contributions or studentships;
  • To foster collaboration, association and, if necessary, federation, both nationally and internationally, with scientific associations pursuing similar objectives or objectives that are anyhow related to the Society objectives, the collective representation of all members being intended in doing so;
  • To publish and disseminate bulletins, magazines, scientific proceedings, etc., and to design and host websites;
  • To accomplish all the useful or necessary actions in the best interests of the Society in the fulfilment of its mission

Article 5
Any researcher or scholar actively involved in the fields referred to in the above Article 4 may become member of the Society. Membership request must be presented to the Society. Council by at least two introducing members and be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of the candidate.
Membership has to be approved by the Council, whose decision will be conveyed to the candidate by the Secretary-Treasurer.
Members have the right to attend assemblies and can take part to all the activities endorsed by the Society.  They are under obligation to pay the yearly membership fee, in the amount as decided by the general assembly. In case he/she fails to pay such fee for three consecutive years, his/her membership will be terminated. The membership fee is not transferable and cannot be re-evaluated.
Article 6
Membership is considered terminated upon resignation, death or insolvency.
Article 7
The Society possessions are intended to be constituted by the yearly fees and donations and contributions paid out to the Society for the accomplishment of its mission. It is also constituted by registration fees for conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., that are organised by the Society.
It is forbidden to distribute by any means profits or budget surpluses, as well as funds, reserves or assets in the course of the existence of the Society, with the exception that such destination or distribution are compelled by law.  Economic and financial report includes the budgetary operation from January 1st to December 31st of each year and must be presented, within the following year, to the general assembly for members’ approval. Such report will have to be previously approved by the Council.
Article 8
The Society is governed by a Council which consists of nine members.
The Council can ask members who have significantly contributed to the Society activities and to the scientific fields encompassed by the Society, to become Council members (not eligible to vote for the Council deliberations) with the title of Councillor Emeritus.
In addition, it is the right of the Council to appoint an Honorary President who can participate, without voting rights, to the gatherings of the Council. The Honorary President and any Councillor Emeritus last for the duration of the Council that elected them.
The Council composition must ensure the best representation of the members’ fields and reflect the interdisciplinary character of the Society. Hence, the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and medicine are represented by at least one councillor specifically elected by the members.
Councillors are elected for a four-year term and cannot be re-elected for a second consecutive term
Councillors are elected by the members’ assembly. An electoral commission composed by five members is constituted by the assembly the year prior to the elections.
The Council is renewed only partially on each election; five or four members are alternatively elected.
The Council elects the President and the Secretary-Treasurer among its components
The President represents the Society.
President and Secretary-Treasurer are in office for two years and can be confirmed for a second two-year term in case they are still Councillors.
All Councillors, including the President and the Secretary-Treasurer, start office at the beginning of the solar year following the one in which they were elected, and their office ends on December 31st of the year for which their mandate runs.
Resignation or forced leave or termination, as specified in Article 10, of a Councillor require that the office be taken by the most voted member among those that were not elected in the last election. 
In case of resignation, the President must be replaced for the remaining time of his/her office by a new election within the Council. The same applies to the Secretary-Treasurer.
Article 9
The Council is summoned by the President every time this is necessary according to him/her, and at least once a year. Summoning of the Council is anyhow mandatory upon written request of at least five Councillors.
Article 10
Council deliberations are taken by simple majority votes of the present members.
However, no deliberation can be voted without the direct participation of at least five Councillors.
In order to ensure the correct functioning of the Council, it is mandatory for its members to attend its meetings as summoned by the President. Unjustified absence of a Councillor for more than two times automatically terminated the Councillor’s mandate
Article 11
The assembly of members is the volitional organ of the Society. Assemblies can be ordinary or extraordinary
The ordinary or extraordinary assembly of the Society is valid upon its first gathering when half of the members are present and deliberates by absolute majority of the participants. Upon its second gathering, the assembly is considered valid irrespective of the number of attending members but its deliberations are valid if voted by the absolute majority of the attendees. 
The assembly is summoned once a year, except in the case of extraordinary summoning, by the Council. The assembly is chaired by the Society President, or in case he/she is absent, by a Councillor chosen by the assembly itself, who appoints the Secretary, whose duty is to redact the minutes of the assembly.
The Secretary-Treasurer has to summon members to the assembly at least 45 days prior the chosen date.
All the deliberations voted on by the assembly are to be recorded on a logbook, signed by the president of the assembly and by the Secretary and are made freely available to the members.
The Secretary-Treasurer has to send the minutes of the assembly to all members of the Society
The Secretary-Treasurer also redacts the minutes of the meetings of the Council that are made available to the members.
Article 12
In addition to what stated in articles 5-7 and 11 of these Bylaws, the functions of the Society Council are:
a) To implement the deliberations taken by the assembly;
b) To promote the organisation of congresses, seminars, symposia, etc., regarding the scientific interests of the Society;
c) To facilitate the dissemination within the Society of the scientific information that is of interest for the activities of the Society itself;
d) To encourage contacts and establish the necessary links with other scientific groups or associations in Italy and abroad;
e) To endow itself with an internal set of rules and to amend it, pending assembly approval. 
Article 13
In addition to what stated by the articles 7 and 8 of these Bylaws, the assembly can:
Approve the minutes of the previous assembly;
Approve the budget;
Elect the Council members;
Propose the Council criteria for the accomplishment of the Society aims;
propose modifications of the Society Bylaws

Each proposed amenedemnt of the Bylaws must be presented in a written form to the president of the Society by at least ten Society members, evaluated by the Council and forwarded, together with the written evaluation of the Council, to all members. Bylaws amendments must be approved by the members’ assembly and become effective the day after their approval. 
Disbandment of the Society must be approved by at least three quarter of the members eligible to vote.
Article 14
The Council deliberates on the expenses that are reputed necessary for the life and functioning of the Society in accord with the assembly decisions. However, for current affairs the President can authorise the necessary expenses without the Council deliberation.
Article 15
In case of the Society disbandment, any residual available fund must be donated to other associations or organisations whose statutory aims are similar to those of the Society, according to the assembly deliberations and upon consultation with the controlling body referred to in article 3, section 190, of the Law 662 of 23/12/1996, n. 662, except subsequent modifications enforced by law.
Article 16
All that has not been covered by these Bylaws refer to the regulations of the associations