OIC Member States having or planning to have facilities for undertaking R&D work and desirous of participating in the activities of the Network will be elected by the Governing Body Members of the Network.
Functions of the Network Member Countries
Financial contributions to cover the membership fee of the focal The functions of a member country include :
Nominating of an R&D institution active in space research and applications as a focal point such that this institution can stimulate the activities of the Network. These national institutions may organise the activities within their countries and assist in better achievement of ISNET goals.
Providing institutions in the Network.
Functions of the Network Member Institutions
Member Institutions of the Network are institutions designated by their Governments or those appointed by the Governing Body for the explicit purpose of cooperating with other Members of the Network in its specific fields of activity. Each Member of the Network has specific functions to be carried out. These functions include :
To participate in defining the joint R&D projects and other Network activities and to actively take part in the implementation of the R&D projects and other activities.
To provide the membership share of the financial resources required for the joint R&D projects.
To provide to other Member Institutions training at their facilities covering local expenses.
To host workshops, seminars, visiting scientists and general meetings as may, from time to time, be decided by the Executive Council.
To provide information needed by the Network Headquarters.
To maintain close links with R&D institutions at the national level having similar activities.
To report to the Network Headquarters on joint activities carried out by the Member Institution.
To report to their Governments on the activities carried out by the Network
ORGANS OF THE NETWORK
Organs of the Network shall be the following :
(a) The Governing Body
(b) The Executive Council
(c) Network Headquarters
The Governing Body of the Network shall comprise :
(a) the representatives of the Member States of the Network;
(b) a representative of the COMSTECH; and
(c) a representative of the Secretariat General of OIC.
The Governing Body shall be the supreme decision making body of the Network and in particular :
elect the members of the Executive Council of the Network on one Member State vote basis;
accept a Member of the Network;
consider and approve the reports for submission to the COMSTECH and the Host Government; and
ratify the programme and budget of the Network.
On the recommendation of its President, the Governing body shall approve the appointment of an Executive Director of the Network.
The Governing Body shall meet at least once in every two years at a place and on a date to be appointed by the Executive Council. A notice of at least four months shall be given for holding a meeting of the Governing body.
A special session of the Governing Body may be called by the President of the Network upon the request from at least Two Member States of the Network.
The Executive Council shall comprise :
The President of the Network as its exofficio Chairman;
Representatives of three Member States; excluding the President as its ex officio Chairman
The Executive Director of the Network will act as its Secretary.
The members of the Executive Council, other than the President, shall hold office for a period of four years.
The Executive Council shall :
frame regulations for the proper management of the Network including the financial and administrative regulations, provided that such regulations are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Statute and the Rules of Procedure;
formulate the programme, proposals and action plans for the Network and submit them to the Governing Body for consideration and approval; and
prepare and submit annual reports to the Governing body for its approval and for submission to the COMSTECH and the Host Government.
The headquarters of the Network shall be in Pakistan at Karachi, or any other location considered appropriate by the host organisation SUPARCO and approved by the Government of Pakistan.
The Host Government shall provide to the Network Headquarters facilities essential for effective coordination between the Member States and the mechanism for implementing the programmes of the Network towards realisation of its objectives.
Functions of the Network President
The President shall :
take all measures necessary to ensure functioning of the Network Headquarters;
ensure the proper execution of the programmes and realisation of its objectives;
maintain close liaison with the members of the Executive Committee and the Focal Institutions;
maintain regular contacts with the Member States and solicit cooperative programmes;
monitor the activities of collaborative projects among the Members;
nominate the Executive Director who shall be appointed by the Governing Body;
secure financial resources for the operation of the Network and to support its activities.
Functions of the Executive Director
The Executive Director shall :
participate in the meetings of the Executive Committee and the Governing Body without the right to vote;
prepare, in consultation with the President, all documents and reports of the Network for consideration of the Executive Committee and the Governing Body;
be competent to receive contributions/donations for the Network providing these are in accordance with the procedures approved by the Governing Body and further these are reported to the Executive Council at its very next meeting;
initiate by laws, rules and procedures for the operation of the Headquarters and the Network;
make effort to expand membership of the Network;
maintain close contacts with R&D institutions of the host country in the fields of the Network;
prepare Annual Reports and Progress Reports of the Network.
The finances for running the Network shall be the responsibility of the Host Government with contributions from Member States of the Network as decided by the Fifth Islamic Summit (Kuwait, January 1987) in its resolution No.2/5E(IS).
Further financial resources may consist of :
Grants from the COMSTECH;
Grants from the OIC, and its subsidiary organs and institutions;
Donations and subsidies received from other organisations including International Agencies, Banks, Individuals, etc.
Income generated through publications, consultations, etc.
Membership fee from Member Countries of ISNET.
The budget shall be prepared for every two years by the Executive Council and approved by the Governing Body. It shall be effective as of 1st January of a calendar year and end on 31st December of the following year.
The official languages of the ISNET shall be Arabic, English and French.
All documents presented to the ISNET/COMSTECH for consideration shall, as far as possible, are in the official languages.
Any representative may address the meeting in a language other than official languages of the Organization provided that he ensures and arranges the interpretation of the official languages of the Organization.
For issues and matters not covered by these Rules, the Rules of Procedure of COMSTECH or OIC shall apply and where an issue or matter is not covered by the Rules of Procedure of the Organization, such issue or matter shall be regulated in such manner as the Chairman may decide.
LIST OF INSTITUTIONS
Information on resident databases and planned to be created with ISNET member institutes has been collected from time to time. Though the detailed contents of the databases were made available by the member organizations, titles of the database identified have been listed under the column "Databases". In an effort to encourage more interactions, institutions and organizations contacted for the purpose have also been included in this list.