STATUTE OF THE SOCIETY
established on the 13th day of November, 2013
Name, character, headquarters and the area of activity
The name of the society is: „Polish Society for Biomaterials”, further
named „Society”. It acts on the basis of the legislative act dated April 7,
1989: „Law Relative to Society” (Leg.Mon. No 20 pos. 104, with following
changes) as well as on the basis of this statute, and it is designated as the non-profit
The Headquarters of the Society is based in the city of Kraków, Poland,
and Poland is the territory of its activity, as well as foreign countries,
according to local laws. The period of activity of the Society is unlimited.
The Society has legal personality and acts through its bodies according
to the law and its statute.
The Society may become a member of national and international
organizations of similar character.
Aims and means of
The aim of the Society is the contribution to formation of
interdisciplinary partnerships and common realization of projects and
initiatives helpful in development of the knowledge relative to materials for
medicine, their promotion, and application in both theory and practice.
The Society realizes its aims defined in the statute particularly
- Acting towards engaging the
leaders of national and international economic life in initiatives
involving development of theoretical and applied research works improving
- Acting on behalf of development
of scientific potential relative to knowledge of materials for medicine,
among others through editorial activity.
- Involving scientists in
- Sponsoring selected projects
and researchers, broadening the knowledge about materials useful in
- Co-operation with national and
Members of the Society, their rights and duties.
1. Persons willing to realize the statutory aims of the Society may
become its Regular Members, in particular:
a - scientists,
b – medical doctors,
c - students,
d – activists and representatives of governments and regional
e – owners, directors
and manangers of companies and other economic units, etc.
representatives of non-government organizations.
2. All the
Founding Members become Regular Members of the Society at the moment of its
registration. Requirements described in pts. 3 through 5 do not apply to Founding Members.
person may become the member of the Society
after presenting the recommendations from two members of the PSB.
4. Physical persons and corporations
approving the statutory aims of the Society
and willing to support the Society in terms of
finance and organization, may become Supporting Members of the Society.
Physical person and/or a corporation may become a Supporting Member of the Society after presenting the recommendations from
two members of the PSB.
Foreign nationals who are not residing in Poland, may become the members of the
Society based on the same rules.
The person with particular merits to the Society may become the Honorary
Member. The Honorary Membership is assigned by the General Assembly of the
1. Members have the rights to:
a) Take part in all activities
of the Society being in agreement with the statute and the current law, as well
as the right to receive from the Board all the documents of the Society for
b) Use active and passive
electing rights with regard to all bodies of the Society.
2. Members are required to:
a) Fill the membership
b) Follow the resolutions
of the Authorities of the Society,
c) Actively realize the
d) Regularly pay the
membership fees, according to regulations defined by the General Assembly of
Supporting Members have the same rights and duties as Regular Members,
except the use of the right to elect to Society’s Authority bodies.
The Board decides about the attribution of membership status, based on
written application of the interested party, and after fulfilling the
requirements defined at pts. 3 and 5 of Section
7 of this statute.
2. Membership expires after:
a) Resignation delivered to
the Board in writing,
b) Removing from the list of members
after breaching the rules of this Statute, including missing in fee payment in
the time of 2 years. The resolution about removing from the list of members is
voted by theSociety Board.
c) Passing away of the Member, or
cessation of the activity of Supporting Member being a corporation.
and Authorities of the Society
The Authorities of the Society are as follows:
General Assembly of
Authorities are being elected by secret ballot, and the resolutions are
voted openly by regular majority.
Enforcement of the resolution occurs at presence of at least half of membership
of a given body at the first term. In the second term, established within 30
min. after the first term, the presence of 25% of body’s membership enforces
the validity of resolution.
The formation of a Scientific Council and Specialized Sections are
forseen within the organizational structure, but they will not constitute the
Authorities of the Society.
The General Assembly of Members is the highest Authority of the Society.
The following participate in the General Assembly:
- with decision
- Founding Members,
- Regular Members,
- Supporting Members.
- invited guests.
The competences of the General Assembly involve:
- Establishing and
calling off the Board, including the President,
- Establishing and
calling off the Revision Commssion,
- Establishing and
calling off the Arbitration Committee,
- Establishing and
calling off specialized Sections,
- Establishing and calling off
the Chief-Editor of the Journal,
- Attributing the Honorary
- Definition of
directions of activities of the Society,
- Approving programs
and plans of the activity of the Society,
- Accepting periodic
reports of the Board relative to activity of the Society,
- Approving the
budget of the Society,
- Passing motions
relative to statutory changes of the Society,
the motion relative to dissolving the Society,
- Establishing the value of
inscription fees and membership dues, and the means for their collection.
1. The General Assembly is called
- The Board, due to its own initiative, at least once per year,
- based on the written application of at least 1/5 of all members,
- based on the motion of the Revision Commission.
2. The meeting of the
General Assembly should take place not later than within one month from the
date of call.
3. The Board informs
Members in writing about the date, place and the agenda of General Assembly, at
least 14 days before the actual meeting.
The Board is made of five to eleven Members, including the President.
They are established by the General Assembly for the three years term. In the
case of decrease of the number of the members of the Board during their term to
3, the General Assembly calls for complementary election. The Editor-in-Chief
of the Journal elected during the General Assembly is a voting member of the
The competences of the Board include all matters not reserved for
General Assembly of the Members and the Revision Commission, in particular:
- Managing of the
assets and funds of the Society,
- Passing periodic plans of
programmed and financial activity of the Society,
according to directions established by the General Assembly of the
- Passing the resolutions
relative to acquiring, sale and load of assets of the Society,
- Accepting regular and
supporting members of the Society,
- Recommending the attribution of
Honorary Membership of the Society to
- Passing the motions about
joining other national or international organizations,
representation of the Society and acting on its behalf. Affirmation of
Board’s statements of will relative to Society’s property rights and duties
requires co-operation of the President and one Member of the Board, in
other cases two Members of the Board.
- Appointing and calling off of the
Treasurer and Secretary at the request of President of the Board.
1. The meetings of the Board are called
as necessary, but at least once per half year.
2. Meetings of the Board are being
called by the President.
3. Meeting of the Board
should take effect within 14 days from the call by at least 1/5 of the members
of the Board.
4. Section Heads may take part in meetings
of the Board as advisors.
1. The Revisions
Commission, named further „Commission” is established in order to:
Perform at least once a year the control of overall activity of the
Society including Board, conformity of activities of Authorities of the Society
with the Statute and resolutions of General Assembly of the Members,
Permanent control, including particularly financial and economic
activity with regard to reliability, good management and conformity with law,
in particular the balance sheet of income and expenses.
2. Commission has the right
to address the Board with conclussions resulting from controls, requiring
clarifications, and in justified cases to address the General Assembly of
Members asking to call off the resolution of the Board.
3. Members of the
Commission may participate in Board’s meetings with advisory opinions.
1. The Commission is made
of three members and one deputy member, established by the General Assembly for
three years term.
2. Commission elects president
and deputy member.
3. Commission may call outside
1. The Arbitration Committee, named further „Committee”, is called in
a) Settle the disputes among the
Members of the Society
b) Mediate between the parties
c) Forward the written
motion to the Board for punishment of the Member of the Society.
1. The Arbitration
Committee is made of three Members elected by the General Assembly for three
years term, the period of acting of the Board of the Society.
2. The Arbitration Committee
elects its president during The General Assembly of Members.
Members of the Society may form
Specialized Sections made of Members interested in particular scientific or
other program issues.
1. Specialized Sections are
being called based on the motion of at least ten Members of the Society during
the General Assembly.
2. The Board of the Section
is made of three members, and it is being formed during the General Assembly of
Assets and Funds of the Society
1. The assets of the Society consist of real estates, belongings and
The funds consist of:
Income from economic
Liquidation of the Society
The Society dissolves itself:
On the basis of the resolution of General Assembly of Members,
In the cases forseen by Law relative to Society.
1. The Receivers of the Society are the Members of the Board.
2. The property of the Society will be designated for support of scientific
research in the field of biomaterials.