Government agencies, companies and societies are invited to sponsor the Journal, ISIAQ Task Forces and other ISIAQ activities. Such sponsorship can be very specific e.g. for a special issue of the Journal, or to support the activities of a Task Force, or general support e.g. to support Journal distribution to Associate Members.
Sponsorship/Donation is subject to the approval of the Board of the Directors. The following policy on accepting Financial Support is applicable:
ISIAQ welcomes support of its activities when this support promotes ISIAQ's purpose. This support can be in the form of funds or services and can be used to support a variety of ISIAQ activities, e.g., conferences, workshops, courses, task forces, promotional activities, and publications.
The decision to accept or decline support shall be made solely at the discretion of the ISIAQ Board of Directors (BOD) or its authorized delegate(s). In no case, will ISIAQ accept support from any sponsor (individual(s), agencies, organizations, institutions or corporations) whose actions or intent, either direct or indirect, are, in the opinion of the BOD, in conflict with the purpose of ISIAQ. If an ISIAQ member or group of ISIAQ members solicits support from any potential sponsor, the ISIAQ member or group of ISIAQ members shall make it clear to the potential sponsor that accepting such support is contingent upon the approval of the BOD. It should also be made clear that this approval rests upon a determination by the BOD regarding the alignment of the purpose of the potential sponsor with the purpose of ISIAQ and that individual ISIAQ member(s) do not have the authority to give such approval, unless given explicit authority to do so by the BOD. In making its decision to accept or decline support, the BOD or its authorized delegate(s) shall consider any information provided to it by members with respect to the potential sponsor as well as information provided by the potential sponsor. The BOD may also initiate discussions regarding the potential sponsor, if, in its opinion, more information is needed. The decision of the BOD shall be final. If the decision is made to decline support, the BOD shall inform the potential sponsor of its decision in writing. If the decision is made to accept support, the BOD and the sponsor shall write and sign an agreement describing the support and any conditions attached to the support. Any claims made by the sponsor regarding the support given to ISIAQ shall be submitted to the BOD and approved by the BOD before such claims are used publicly.
ISIAQ Chapters are encouraged to adopt a written policy on accepting financial support consistent with this policy and the procedures outlined herein.