Bylaws for

Asian Nuclear Physics Association (ANPhA)

revised on Oct. 2, 2010


  1. The objective of ANPhA is to strengthen ”Collaboration” among Asian nuclear research scientists through the promotion of nuclear physics and its transdisciplinary use and applications.
  2. The objective of ANPhA is also to promote “Education” in Asian nuclear science through mutual exchange and coordination.
  3. It also aims at “Coordination” among Asian nuclear scientists by actively utilizing existing research facilities.
  4. Furthermore, at a later stage, it will help to discuss future planning of nuclear science facilities and instrumentation in Asia.


  1. The Members of ANPhA must be representing organizations in nuclear sciences research in Asian or Oceanic countries or regions. In each country/region the representing organization could be different, while the body must be “certain” representing organization which each country/region can authorize.
  2. The number of the board members from one country/region must be less than five.
  3. The representative organizations in some regions may also become members of ANPhA, based on mutual agreement related to the region definition and the names used for the organizations, which should be consistent with those used by IUPAP.


  1. The ANPhA Board is installed with an appropriate numbers of Board members. Initial Board members are Japan (4), China (4), Korea (3), and Vietnam (1). This number can be added later by the approval of the Board meeting.
  2. The Board may select chair, vice chair(s) and secretary. The term of the chair, vice chair(s) and secretary is two years.
  3. The Board meetings shall be held on a regular basis, at least annually, at which all business items shall be discussed.

ANPhA Office:

  1. The ANPhA Office shall be located at the RIKEN Nishina Center. The Office is not necessarily permanent and can be changed later.

Research Facility Usage of Other Countries/Regions:

  1. In order to promote collaboration among Asian countries/regions, the ANPhA will create documents for easier access to research facilities. Examples of these are 1) available experimental facilities including major accelerators, 2) major computing resources, etc.


  1. Each country/region must define its own coordinator among the Board members.
  2. The ANPhA must have its own homepage. Each country/region must define an appropriate network and other useful information.
  3. The ANPhA supports organizing seminars and workshops, etc. for information exchange among the membership countries/regions.


  1. The ANPhA can organize “Schools” for students. The ANPhA can be instrumental for University-Institution cooperation and exchange programs.

Future Planning:

    Eventually, at a later stage of ANPhA, it is useful for ANPhA to create a document for future planning of accelerators and instrumentation in Asian countries/regions.


    The following countries/regions joined ANPhA with the number of Board member indicated in the parentheses: Australia (1), India (2), and Taiwan (1) on January 17, 2010, and Mongolia (1) on October 2, 2010.