AS OF: 18.03.2014
The foundation of the German Society for Crystallography e.V. (DGK) represents the organisational development of the scientific associations “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kristallographie” (AGKr) and “Vereinigung für Kristallographie” (VFK).
|§1 Name, registered office, financial year||SelectShow>|
|§2 Purpose of the Society||SelectShow>|
|§3 Non-profit status||SelectShow>|
The resignation becomes effective at the end of the business year in which the written declaration is received by the chairperson of the DGK only if all outstanding contributions have been paid.
|§5 Compliance with good scientific practice||SelectShow>|
The DGK commits its members to adhering to good scientific practice. This includes in particular maintaining the fundamental values and norms of scientific work, implementing them in action, standing up for them and communicating them, working under the imperative of scientific knowledge, consistently doubting all results yourself and maintaining strict honesty with regard to the contributions of partners, competitors and predecessors. Members who violate good scientific practice are acting against the interests of the DGK.
|§6 Rights and duties of the members||SelectShow>|
|§7 Membership Fees and Funding||SelectShow>|
|§8 Boards of the Society||SelectShow>|
|§9 The General Assembly||SelectShow>|
The General Assembly is the highest body of the DGK and regulates all questions essential for the activities of the DGK.
2nd Annual General Meetings are generally held once a year in conjunction with the annual meeting of the DGK. The invitation is issued by the chairperson in writing or by e-mail for members whose e-mail address is known, at least four weeks in advance, stating the agenda.
|§10 The Management Board||SelectShow>|
In addition, one representative of each associated company is a member of the Executive Board as a non-voting member with the right to speak and to propose motions.
|§11 The Executive Committee||SelectShow>|
The DGK’s Executive Committee consists of the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson.
|§12 Elections to the Board of Directors||SelectShow>|
9.The term of office of the newly elected members of the board of directors begins at the end of the general meeting at which they were elected. They shall take up their duties immediately thereafter on. In a postal vote, the term of office begins after the end of the election process.
|§13 National Committee for Crystallography||SelectShow>|
The board of directors of the DGK is elected, whereby the procedure described in §12 is to be followed. Immediate re-election is not permitted. If the general meeting does not have a quorum, a postal ballot shall be held together with the postal ballot to the board in accordance with §12 (8). In the case of four or more candidates, all three new NK members are elected together in one ballot by secret ballot of up to three names. The three candidates with the most votes are elected. In the event of a tie between three candidates with the third majority of votes, a second ballot shall be held between the two candidates. In the case of only three candidates, each candidate will be put to the vote individually. Elected is the person who receives the relative majority of the yes-votes (compared to the no-votes). The provisions of §12 (7), (8), (9), (10) shall apply mutatis mutandis.
The National Committee elects its Chairperson and representatives in the ECA for a period of three years from among its members at the constituent meeting of the National Committee after each election by a simple majority. In the event of a tie, the vote of the chairperson of the DGK is decisive.
|§14 The Advisory Board||SelectShow>|
1 The Advisory Board is an advisory body for all DGK matters.
|§15 Working Groups and Commissions||SelectShow>|
|§16 Associated societies||SelectShow>|
The German Society for Crystallography awards the Carl-Hermann-Medal to outstanding researchers. Details are regulated by an order.
|§18 Will-Kleber-Commemorative Coin||SelectShow>|
The German Society for Crystallography awards a commemorative coin dedicated to the memory of Will Kleber, with which outstanding scientific contributions in selected fields of crystallography are to be honoured. Details are regulated by an order.
The German Society for Crystallography generally awards the Max von Laue Prize annually to young scientists for their outstanding scientific work in the field of crystallography in the broadest sense. Details are regulated in the order for the Max-von-Laue Prize.
|§20 Amendment of the statutes and dissolution of the DGK||SelectShow>|