In January 2022, IASC President Christophe Croux, ISI Director Ada van Krimpen and the Chairman of the Russian Association of Statisticians Alexey Ponomarenko signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to increase the collaboration between the societies. The Memorandum of Understanding promotes the collaboration between IASC and RASt with respect to:
- Joint research projects in the fields of mutual interest;
- Exchange of scientific publications and reports; and
- Organization of joint symposia, workshops and conferences.
This Memorandum of Understanding was negotiated when the former IASC President Jürgen Symanzik was invited to attend the RASt congress and the conference on Data Science: International Scientific and Practice in St. Petersburg, Russia, in February 2020. For additional information about RASt see www.rusasstat.ru.
The MoU with RASt is the second agreement of IASC of this kind. A similar agreement with the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) was signed in October 2014. We encourage all of our members to actively participate in events of our partner organizations, RASt and IFCS. For further details regarding these agreements, visit the IASC Collaborations web page at the website.