Terms of Reference
(i) To be responsible
for submission to the Bureau/Council, in accordance with Bylaw 2.11,
for publication or otherwise, any IUPAC document concerned with terminology,
nomenclature, symbols and other conventions.
(ii) Before recommending any material for publication
as an IUPAC document, to ensure that full consultations have taken place,
and the widest possible consensus has been reached among all Divisions
and other bodies of the Union, and between IUPAC and other ICSU bodies,
the international standardizing organizations, and Conférence Générale
des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) and its Committees.
(iii) To ensure, via each Division's Titular
Member on ICTNS, that all documents for publication emanating from that
Division have been subject to a satisfactory level of review of substantive
material by the Division Committee.
(iv) To ensure that any considered IUPAC view
shall carry the fullest possible weight among other international organizations,
all negotiations on matters concerned with nomenclature and symbols
with other ICSU bodies, with the international standardizing organizations,
and with CGPM and its Committees, shall be conducted through ICTNS,
which shall advise the Executive Committee accordingly.
(v) To be responsible, after consultation with
all relevant bodies of IUPAC, for the official IUPAC comments on all
documents on nomenclature, symbols, terminology and conventions sent
to the Union for comment.
(vi) To advise the President and the Executive
Committee on suitable persons for appointment as representatives of
IUPAC on other bodies concerned with nomenclature, symbols and terminology.