RSC Networks Handbook


The Royal Society of Chemistry is grateful for all of the work our networks do and the time and commitment devoted by everyone involved. 

This handbook has been produced as a practical best practice guide to provide support to those members involved in the day-to-day running of the various networks. We hope you find it useful and informative and welcome any feedback you may have. The handbook only contains information which cannot be found elsewhere on our website related to the running of our member networks.

The handbook has been designed to enable easy updates which will be added electronically. Committees will be notified of any updates via the networks newsletter. This handbook was not designed to be printed and used in hard copy.

The rules and guidance notes are designed to be read together - these rules apply to all of the member networks of the Royal Society of Chemistry and supersede any earlier documents.

In the rules, guidance notes and handbook, member networks refer to the following groups:

  • Local Sections (worldwide)
  • Interest Groups
  • Analytical Division Regions
  • Education Division Regions
  • Early Career Network

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the networks team. 


Useful Forms and Documents

Resources for our member networks committees.

Downloadable Files

Rules and Guidance Notes for Member Networks
Download the full document (Updated March 2018)
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Networks Handbook
Latest update: June 2018
PDF iconPDF (361k)  


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Related Links

Link icon Brand Centre
All of our member networks can use the brand centre to order promotional items and create their own literature. You will need your username and password to log in.


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Contact and Further Information

Networks Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432141