ICSTI has informal associate relationships with the following organisations most of which include reciprocal membership benefits, and some of which include collaborative activities.
ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
GreyNet (Grey Literature Network Service)
IATUL ( International Association of Technological University Libraries)
CENDI (Federal STI Managers Group).
NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services)
STM ( International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers)
ICSTI has formal relationships with :
As a Scientific Associate of ICSU, the International Council for Science, ICSTI works closely with the scientific unions and CODATA (the Committee on Data for Science and Technology) ) to develop close working relationships with practising research scientists and science decision makers, and to position ICSTI at the forefront of changes in information seeking, sharing and usage behaviours of research scientists. With ICSU and CODATA, ICSTI develops joint projects and joint approaches to funding sources. ICSTI is now represented on ICSU’s Strategic Coordinating Committee on Information and Data.
ICSTI and CENDI Federal STI Managers Group announced in June 2009 a formal partnership agreement which recognises the complementary interests and concerns of their memberships. In addition to providing reciprocal membership benefits, the two organisations will explore joint initiatives, and collaborative opportunities that may include workshops/meetings, projects, commissioning of white papers, and initiating of best practice and benchmarking research.
On 14 December 2009 during the Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature in Washington, ICSTI and GreyNet, the Grey Literature Network Service, signed a partnership agreement. For ICSTI this new relationship presents opportunities to broaden the scope of its activities both by information type and subject. In addition to collaboration on technical projects and policy issues, it is expected that both organisations will also collaborate in efforts related to grant/tender opportunities where their respective competencies yield unique synergies. And the members of ICSTI and GreyNet will directly benefit from reciprocal links to web materials and discounted rates at conferences and workshops.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. Established in June 2008, the WorldWideScience Alliance provides a geographically-diverse governance structure for the management and support of WorldWideScience.org. In addition to national and international database/portal "owners" participating as Alliance members, ICSTI was an early advocate and partner in the initiative and now serves as "primary sponsor" in the Alliance and, through the ICSTI Treasurer, also serves as a Member on the Alliance’s Executive Board. For more information about WorldWideScience.org or the WorldWideScience Alliance, write to Webmaster@WorldWideScience.org.
December 2016 - ICSTI Signs Memorandum of Understanding with RDA (Research Data Alliance)
As a result of discussions in September 2016 with the RDA Officers during the course of the International Data Week held in Denver, Co, USA, ICSTI is very pleased to announce that we have signed an MoU with RDA whereby ICSTI becomes an Organizational Affiliate of RDA and RDA becomes and Associate Member of ICSTI.
Of particular interest are the paragraphs 5 and 6 of the agreement which describe the opportunities for RDA and ICSTI to collaborate and undertake or contribute to joint activities and for ICSTI to engage with the RDA Council, Organizational Assembly and Plenary meetings. Most importantly, paragraph 7 of the MoU confirms the specific areas of cooperation that will be of most benefit to ICSTI members, notably the Interest Groups and Working Groups.
This new working relationship with RDA presents members with access to a cross sectoral community that is addressing many issues that are germane to us all.