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ICMH-SG |1 We started to function as a small research group.

There are some initiatives to develop further

and there are more people included. Thus, we are becoming an organization. In next months, we

will come out with our statute once we work closely on our objectives, roles, and duties. We all agree to organize more projects before becoming a formal organization and there are more document. people interested in participating in our projects, thus we have developed this regulatory

International Child Mental Health Study Group ICMH-SG


Regulatory document 1.0 This regulatory document will be used until the Statute of the Group is developed. Approved 2013

ICMH-SG |2 Contents

International Child Mental Health Study Group.................................................................................................... 1 1. 2.

ICMH-SG ................................................................................................................................................................................. 1 Name .........................................................................................................................................................................3 3. Definition ................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Registration, Domicile and Headquarters ................................................................................................. 3

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Status, Nature, Liability, and Jurisdiction: ................................................................................................. 3 Duration...................................................................................................................................................................3 Language ................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Objectives and activates ................................................................................................................................... 4 Membership ........................................................................................................................................................... 4 How the ICMH- SG Network functions?...................................................................................................... 6 Promotion .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Miscellaneous ................................................................................................................................................... 7

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1. Name
The name of this organization is the International Child Mental Health Study Group, referred to throughout this and any future document as the ICMH-SG.

2. Definition
psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health practitioners. The group tasks itself the obligation to bridge knowledge gaps in child and adolescent mental health research in undeveloped and developing countries. The ICMH-SG is a non-profit research-oriented organization of child and adolescent

3. Registration, Domicile and Headquarters


The ICMH-SG was formed at the occasion of the 2nd Excellence in Child Mental Health group! Conference which held in Istanbul Turkey in November 2011. Details on registration will follow once all activates of the group are set and when we arrange when and where will register the

4. Status, Nature, Liability, and Jurisdiction:


allocated to its members but shall be used only for the purposes set out in Objective and activites The ICMH-SG is a non-profit association. The financial resources of the ICMH-SG may not be

below.

5. Duration
The ICMH-SG shall not be limited in duration, unless dissolved.

6. Language
The language of the ICMH-SG for the purpose of official business, minutes and communications is English.

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7. Objectives and activates


The purpose of the ICMH-SG is to improve the quality of evidence-based child and adolescent activities: mental health (CAMH) services in undeveloped and developing countries through the following a) organizing research projects and promoting excellence in CAMH research CAMH service

b) organizing projects aimed at improving evidence-based clinical and community-based c) organizing and/or supporting the development of public health policies relevant to d) disseminating information about CAMH in undeveloped and developing countries CAMH, through journals, books, newsletters, blogs, and other means of communication,

e) contributing to initiatives aimed at improving ethical standards in CAMH service and f) disseminating information through journals and books, international CAMH and allied organizations, research g) collaborating with and/or participating in the activities of other national and and developing countries.

h) organizing other activities that directly pertains to CAMH development in undeveloped Any of these activities should include at least two countries to be qualified as an ICMH-SG

project.

The above list a tentative list of general activities. In an accompanying document will follow details about our short- and long-term goals and each activity.

8. Membership
children and adolescents can be a member of the ICMH-SG free of charge. Every person applying Any psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health practitioner who is working directly with

for a membership should abide by ethical standards and refrain from using his/her membership terminated, if the core group and key persons suspect that the member does not live up to their The structure of the ICMH-SG membership is as the following the ICMH- SG Network. responsibilities or are engaging in activities against the interest of the Group of ICMH-SG to further any political or religious interest or activities. Membership will be

ICMH-SG |5 Core group members This is the group of people who initiated the ICMH-SG. The main responsibilities are to function as principal investigators or collaborators on projects. They are also the principal decision list of responsible people. makers for the group and will constitute members of the board of trustees. This is not a definite

Olayinka Atilola, Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria Dejan Stevanovic, Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry for Children and Youth, Belgrade, Serbia Panos Vostanis, School of Psychology, Leicester University, United Kingdom Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari

Nagar, New Delhi, India Indonesia

Mohamad Avicenna, Faculty of Psychology, State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta,

investigators or collaborators on projects in their countries. This is not a definite list. Turkey

the ICMH-SG development. The main responsibilities are to function as principal or key

Main associate membership This is the group of people who joined the ICMH-SG I project and are contributing significantly to

Hasan Kandemir, Department of Child and Adolescents psychiatry, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Rajna Knez, Department of psychiatry, University Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croatia Varna, Bulgaria

Petar Petrov Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital St. Marina, Tomislav Franic, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Split, Croatia Fellow membership All people who do not qualify for the Main associate membership will be Fellows. The main countries.

responsibility of a Fellow is to closely collaborate with the Main associates in their respective

ICMH-SG |6 Besides mentioned, the responsibilities of all above members are: specific project

Collecting data for a project, either by one-self or by other interested person for a Publishing data from the ICMH-SG activities, either in national and international sources, Recruiting people to work with and for the ICMH-SG,

Collaborating with local groups and authorities.

Promoting the ICMH-SG group nationally and internationally, and

Donor Membership Donor membership may be conferred on public or private entities that establish longstanding

collaboration with the ICMH-SG and commit themselves to support regularly its activities; or any natural or legal person having made a special contribution to the development of the ICMH-SG through one or more donations. Any member may propose a candidate for Donor Membership. Honorary Membership Honorary Membership may be conferred to persons or legal entities that have made outstanding

contributions in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Each person mentioned in the document and the membership is not definitive. As we further develop, we will constitute the network accordingly.

9. How the ICMH- SG Network functions?


group members however need to approve the project. The initiator, in collaboration with the core members will then announce and send out a call for participation to all members. All Organization of projects: Each ICMH-SG member can initiate and organize a project. The Core

members that are interested in the research proposal will signify interest within a time frame. (the rule of involvement of more than one country applies). At this point, the project can then

The initiator, in collaboration with the core members, will then collate a final list of collaborators commence. All collaborating members who had signified interest in a particular project shall be

ICMH-SG |7 fully involved in the project. This means that they shall contribute in collecting data, recruitment same country can be involved but one of them should be the key collaborator. of participants, analysis of data, and approval of a manuscript. Two or more people from the

Publications and authorship: The member who initiates the project will be the principal investigator and the author of at least one article. There can be up to three principal principal investigator agrees upon. Local data from the larger data can also be published by individual members/ or in collaboration with others, provided the technical (or financial) The principal investigator is the leading author of an article, while others qualify for the support of the ICMH-SG is acknowledged in the published paper. investigators. However, every ICHM-SG member can publish data from the project, if the

authorship based on significant contribution to project development, data collection, statistical evaluations, and manuscript writing. Where more principal investigators are, all qualify for the the key person from a country will be in the author list, while others from the country will be listed under the ICMH Study Group at the end of the article (provided ICMH Study Group main authors of an article. Considering that from one country more people may participate, only

would have been listed as a corporate author). However, any person who was included in the

sourced within the group; a principal investigator may recruit one or more qualified privileges of a member, as far as the particular project is concerned.

one project at the same time. When absolutely necessary, and for skills that can not be readily

example develop a new study from the available data). A member can participate on more than

project from a country can be the author of an article, if she/he qualifies for the authorship (for

researchers, non-group members in the field to work on the project. Such persons will enjoy all

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Promotion

The ICMH-SG Website will be http://www.icmh-sg.org/, Facebook page is

https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Child-Mental-Health-Study-

Group/423569974422042, and LinkedIn page is in the development. This is subject to comment.

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the group.

Miscellaneous

All other issues not covered by the document will be resolved ad hoc by the core members of