The following changes to the SAMRA Company Rules are being implemented by the SAMRA Board for 2016, and these changes will serve at the 2016 AGM for ratification:
- Membership fees for 2016/2017
- Change ‘SAMRA Designated Roles’ to ‘research-related roles (as defined in the Company Rules)’ to avoid confusion with the Designations registered with SAQA (SAR, and soon also Survey Interviewers) – designation has a legal meaning in the SAQA context.
- In 2013 with the SAMRA Membership restructure, the AGM had decided that the requirement is that all workers in research-related roles are Associate members, but allowed for 25% of Associates to lose their membership (e.g. based on ethical transgressions) before the organisation loses its membership. This percentage was to increase by 5% each year, thus it would be 90% in 2016.
For changes, see SAMRA NPC Company Rules 31 May 2016