Special Interest Groups (SIG) provide the framework for an ongoing international collaboration among IATUL members, in addition to the traditional annual conference.
Each SIG focuses on a particular subject area and defines its own terms of reference, together with long and short-term goals. The SIG not only monitors its subject of focus, but also discusses and advances it. All kinds of collaboration are imaginable, ranging from online discussions to joint research projects. The SIG decides its preferred way of collaboration and IATUL as an organisation supports its activities.
For example, SIG members are welcome to present their work at the annual conference, at IATUL workshops throughout the year and of course on the IATUL website, where a special area for each SIG is reserved. Contacts to a network of experts and to an expert audience are further facilitating factors.