Technical Contributions Forum
IACS maintains a subscription-based online Technical Contributions Forum ("IACS TC Forum" - forum.iacs.org.uk) to provide Classification Societies (CSs) with a platform for publication of comments and discussion with other CSs (including both IACS Members and non-IACS CSs) relating to IACS' technical work programmes. The subscription is set to recover the reasonable costs of establishing and maintaining the IACS TC Forum only. The IACS TC Forum shows all technical work items leading to new technical IACS Resolutions and, as soon as they become available, the initial draft related to those technical work items. The TC Forum includes the following:
|Information posted on TC Forum||Publicly accessible - Visible to any interested party||Accessible to Members and interested CSs - Visible to non-member CSs who have applied for access, been reviewed, granted access by IACS, and paid annual subscription|
|a. Current IACS Work Programme assigned to each Working Group (WG) and leading to IACS Resolutions||Yes||Yes|
|b. Summary and posting date of each Work Programme Task||Yes||Yes|
|c. Work Programme Item related to Task *1||No||Yes|
|d. Initial draft of a new or revised technical IACS Resolution *1||No||Yes|
|e. Deadline for comments on initial draft document *1||No||Yes|
|f. All comments voluntarily posted to TC Forum on each Item *1||No||Yes|
|g. Final Item closure statement by moderator *1||No||Yes|
*1 Only if external interest is registered within permitted time
The Requirements to establish "Classification Society" status are given in the IACS Procedures, Volume 2.
The Procedures concerning the TC Forum and non-IACS Member participation in IACS Working Groups are given in the IACS Procedures, Volume 1.
CHARTER ANNEX 3: PARTICIPATION IN IACS' TECHNICAL WORK AND ACCESS TO IACS RESOLUTIONS AND TECHNICAL BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS - Rev.5 June 2017