THE INTER-REGIONAL (RUSSIAN) ERGONOMIC ASSOCIATION (IREA)
The Inter-Regional Ergonomics Association (IREA) was established at August 7th, 1995. IREA is an assignee of the Soviet Ergonomics Association (SEA) which was acting in USSR since 1986.
The main target of IREA is to facilitate communication and collaboration between all specialists on ergonomics working in different regions of Russia. The specialists from the same region constitute a Regional Branch of IREA.
How to join us
Professionals in ergonomics and adjoining disciplines such as engineering psychology, work psychology and usability are invited to become a member of the Association. In order to join the Association you are kindly required to perform the following actions:
IREA activity includes the following principal areas
1. Scientific activity, realization of scientific and research projects. Dissertation panels entitled to give a scientific qualification of Candidate (Ph.D. in Western classification) and Doctor of Science in the Engineering Psychology and Ergonomics area are working under the patronage of IREA. IREA is one of the founders of the International Academy of the Problems of the Human Factors.
2. Practical activity, implementation of applied ergonomics projects, expertize of scientific works and applied developments.
3. Communicatory, popularizational and educational activity. IREA initiated the training of ergonomists in Russia. The high school speciality entitled as «Ergonomics» was established with IREA efforts. The Russian State Education Standard on Ergonomics and the series of textbooks have been issued in collaboration with IREA.
4. Organizational activity. The Association arranges and conducts international and national scientific and applied conferences and workshops on ergonomics. The "Human Factors" scientific journal and "Ergonomist" bulletin are edited and printed by IREA.