ECTS is an International not-for-profit Association registered in Belgium.
It was created in 1963 as a forum for basic and clinical researchers, allied health professionals, to join forces and foster a multidisciplinary approach and promote excellence in research in the musculoskeletal field.
Excellence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Transparency are at the heart of everything ECTS does. These core values are guided by strict governance principles, codes of conduct and transparency policies.
The Society is managed by ECTS Board of Directors, made up of 11 elected members, all active researchers in the bone field.
The day-to-day operations of the Society are carried out by the ECTS Committees, Action Groups and supported by ECTS Staff.
Action Groups have been created within the Committee structure to work towards supporting the ECTS Strategic Plan and drive the activities.
ECTS Governance and management are laid down in its statutes comprising:
ECTS Bylaws and Policies
- Official founding bylaws
- Conflict of Interest Policy, Declaration of Interest
- Contract Management Policy
- Endorsement Policy
- Guidance on the building of ECTS Annual Congress Scientific Programme
- Equality & Diversity Statement
Related Policies Endorsed by ECTS
ECTS also operates within a number of established codes of conduct:
- The Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe – Code of Conduct for Healthcare professionals and Scientific organisations
ECTS is committed to being transparent in all its activities. All ECTS Board of Directors, Committee Members and staff complete an annual Declaration of Interest, which will soon be available on MyECTS and that can currently be requested for consultation.