Composition and Terms of Office
(i) There shall be a standing IUBMB-IUPAC
Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature, composed of eight Titular
Members, one of whom shall serve as the Chairman and one as the Secretary,
and up to eight Associate Members.
(ii) The Chairman and the Secretary shall
each be appointed for a term of four years by the Presidents of the
two Unions, subject to whatever ratification is imposed by Union Statutes
and Bylaws. JCBN may propose names of persons suitably qualified for
(iii) Four of the Titular Members shall be
appointed by IUBMB and four by IUPAC. JCBN may itself appoint Associate
(iv) The Titular Members appointed by IUBMB
shall also be Members of the Nomenclature Committee of IUBMB (NC-IUBMB).
(v) Candidates for Membership may be proposed
by the Commission and shall be appointed by the respective Unions.
(vi) The periods of service of the Titular
Members and of the Associate Members shall be in accordance with the
Statutes and Bylaws of the appointing Union. The sum of the years of
service as a Titular Member and as the Chairman or the Secretary shall
not exceed ten years.