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Profile of registrant

International Information Centre for Terminology

Identification number in the register: 97653128762-13
Registration date: 13/05/12 18:11:53

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/04/14 12:40:34
The date of the last annual update was 21/04/14 12:40:34


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Information Centre for Terminology
Acronym: Infoterm
Legal status: non-profit scientific association, NGO
Website address: http://www.infoterm.info

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Christian Galinski
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Christian Galinski
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 50 Gymnasiumstr. 
Wien 1190
AUSTRIA
Telephone number: (+43) 66473131771
Fax number: (+43) 15876990
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Mission:
Infoterm promotes and supports the cooperation of existing and the establishment of new terminology centres and networks with the general aim to improve domain communication, knowledge transfer and provision of content with a view to facilitating the participation of all in the global multilingual knowledge society.

In order to achieve this objective, Infoterm Members cooperate in organizing a world-wide network of centres for terminology, language and content resources with a view to:
•disseminating information on terminological activities as well as raising awareness of the importance of terminology in all walks of life,
•furthering the preparation of reusable terminologies by subject-field specialists in cooperation with terminologists,
•sharing expertise regarding harmonized methods and guidelines for terminology management, the management of terminology centres, and for the use of terminological data, methods and tools in all other applications where specialized information and knowledge are involved.

In discharging its functions, Infoterm is cooperating with pertinent international, regional and national organizations/institutions/networks and their respective members.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: Infoterm, the International Information Centre for Terminology, was founded in 1971 by contract with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the objective to support and co-ordinate international co-operation in the field of terminology.

Members are international, regional or national terminology institutions, organizations and networks, as well as specialized public or semi-public or other non-profit institutions engaged in terminological activities.

In the course of its activities, Infoterm has developed profound expertise in:
•fostering cooperation among terminology institutions, organizations and networks,
•terminology policies and strategies,
•legal aspects of terminological data, especially copyright,
•theoretical and methodological aspects of structured content,
•standardization of principles, methods and applications relating to the above.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


EU-project CELAN;
CEN/WS/eCAT;
Business Platform for Multilingualism;

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Education
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 48
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Association for Terminology and Knowledge Transfer (200 members)
  • European Association for Terminology (EAFT) (200 members)
  • European Multimedia Forum (10 members)
  • International Federation of Translators (FIT) (500 members)
  • International Institute for Terminology Research (IITF) (100 members)
  • International Network for Terminology (TermNet) (5 members)
  • Kamusi Project International (KPI) (300 members)
  • Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (TermCoord) (50 members)
  • Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) (5,000 members)
  • African Association for Lexicography (AFRILEX) (300 members)
  • Institute of Kiswahili Studies, University of Dar es Salaam (IKS) (10 members)
  • National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property, Tunis (100 members)
  • Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) (50 members)
  • Argentinian Terminology Group (TermAr) (50 members)
  • Terminology and Translation Research Group (GITT) (25 members)
  • Colombian network of Terminology (COLTERM) (25 members)
  • Translation Bureau (BtB), Public Works and Government Services Canada (150 members)
  • Academy of Persian Language and Literature (APLL) (50 members)
  • China National Committee for Terms in Sciences and Technologies (CNCTS (200 members)
  • China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) (50 members)
  • East Asia Forum on Terminology (EAFTerm) (25 members)
  • Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentati (15 members)
  • Korea Terminology Research Center for Language and Knowledge Engineer (30 members)
  • Terminology Association of Hong Kong (TAHK) (50 members)
  • All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (VINITI (25 members)
  • Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (10 members)
  • Basque Centre for Terminology and Lexicography (UZEI) (10 members)
  • Basque Institute of Public Administration (IVAP) (10 members)
  • Council for German-Language Terminology (RaDT) (50 members)
  • Croatian Standards Institute (HZN) (15 members)
  • German Association for Terminology (DTT) (250 members)
  • German Terminology Information and Documentation Centre (Deuterm) (15 members)
  • Terminology Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Finland (5 members)
  • Hellenic Society for Terminology (ELETO) (25 members)
  • Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism of the Eu (15 members)
  • Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics (IHJJ) (15 members)
  • Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University (5 members)
  • Institute of the Lithuanian Language (LKI) (15 members)
  • International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) (50 members)
  • Irish Terminology Committee (TC) (25 members)
  • Language Institute of the Austrian Armed Forces (SIB/LVAk) (15 members)
  • Language Council of Norway (Språkrådet) (15 members)
  • Standards Norway (SN) (25 members)
  • hnical Committee of Scientific and Technical Terminology Standardizati (25 members)
  • Catalan Terminology Centre (TERMCAT) (15 members)
  • The Russian Scientific and Technical Centre for Information on Standa (50 members)
  • The Swedish Centre for Terminology (TNC) (15 members)
  • UNESCO-Chair for Multilingual, Transcultural Communication in the Dig (5 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • CROATIA
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LITUANIA
  • POLAND
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN

  • ARGENTINA
  • CANADA
  • CHINA
  • COLOMBIA
  • HONG KONG
  • ICELAND
  • IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF
  • KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
  • NORWAY
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • TANZANIA, UNITED RE UBLIC OF
  • TUNISIA
  • UKRAINE
Complementary information: Infoterm maintains working relations with:

•United Nations (UN)
◦United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN/ECOSOC)
Infoterm has a consultative status with ECOSOC.
◦United Nations Department of Public Information (UN/DPI)
Infoterm is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
◦International Annual Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (JIAMCATT)
Infoterm is participating organization.


•United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Infoterm was founded in 1971 by contract with UNESCO and is a non-governmental organization in official relations with the organization.
•Austrian Commission for UNESCO (ÖUK)
•World Health Organization (WHO)
Infoterm enjoys the status of a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Health & Biomedical Terminology of the World Health Organization.
•International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
◦Infoterm is an Organization in cooperation with ISO.
Since 1 January 2009, Infoterm has Liaison A status with ISO and contributes effectively to the work of ISO/TC 37 and its subcommittees.

◦Information Network of the International Organization for Standardization (ISONET)
Infoterm is Associate Member of ISONET.
◦Twinned Secretariat of ISO/TC 37


•European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
◦CEN/WS/eCAT Multilingual electronic cataloguing and classification in eBusiness
◦CEN/CDFG Cultural Diversity Focus Group
◦CEN/TC 304 Information and Communication Technologies - European Localization Requirements

•European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Infoterm is a Participant Member of the Language Industry Standards Special Interest Group (LIS ISG).


Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




FIT
DTT
RaDT
EAFT
EAFTerm
IITF
GTW
TAHK
Japan Terminology Association (JTA)
TermNet
IAOA
EMF

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 31,500
of which public financing: 31,500
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 12,000
- from local/regional sources: 7,000
variuos refunding : 12,500
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.