Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética

Regulation of the Mexican Association of Neuroethics

The Mexican Association of Neuroethics was founded in 2016.

The objectives of the Association are:

  1. Promoting the dissemination and development of neuroethics in Mexico and abroad through interdisciplinary forums for the discussion and analysis of neuroscientific and neurotechnological issues as well as through research and education targeting the scientific community and the general public with a responsible, comprehensive, respectful, humanistic and secular approach.
  2. Receiving public or private support and incentives to be destined exclusively to the fulfillment of their intended purpose as well as organizing all kinds or events aimed at obtaining funds, especially through donations in cash and in kind, whether of domestic or foreign origin, in order to fully comply with this objective.
  3. Being part of other associations or institutions with akin purposes and, in general, forming relationships with national and international institutions and organizations of a similar nature to that of the Association for cooperation and exchange purposes.
  4. Entering at large into all kinds of acts, agreements, contracts and annexed, related, accessory or accidental operations that are convenient or necessary for achieving its objectives and fulfilling all its purposes.
  5. About the associates: All signees of this deed will attain associate status along with the individuals or legal entities that are subsequently admitted as such by the General Assembly.
  6. Integration of the Association: The Association will be constituted by associates as follows:
  7. Founding Associates: All signees of the constitutive act.
  8. Active Associates: All those who actively participate in the Association’s operation.
  9. Honorary Associates: All individuals or legal entities who, without being included in the previous categories, are linked with the Association due to profit, merits, donations, services rendered or donations made to contribute to the achievement of the social objective and who are deserving of such distinction through agreements made by the General Assembly.
  10. Admission: To be admitted into the Association as an Active Associate, it is mandatory to submit the request in writing to the General Council, who will approve or reject the admission and, if approved, order that the name, address and signature of the new associate be noted in the Associate Registry Book that will be kept for this purpose.
  11. Duties and rights of Active Associates: Active members will be in charge of performing all the activities and commissions related to the objectives and purposes of the Association and those requested by the General Assembly or the General Council, in which case they will have the obligation to report their performed activities to said organisms in fulfillment of their functions.
  12. Observing these Statutes as well as the Regulations and decisions of the General Council and the Assembly.
  13. Paying promptly the regular and additional fees established by the General Assembly.
  14. Loyally committing to the interests of the Association.
  15. Being registered in the Registry Book of Associations kept by the Association.
  16. Receiving the fee within the social assets that correspond to them in the event of dissolution of the Association.
  17. Being part of the General Council in the case of those who joined the Association over a year prior.
  18. Being part of the Supervisory Council if they have been designated by the General Assembly.
  19. Diligently performing any position assigned to them by the Social Institutions.

Organization of the General Council

  1. President: The President’s functions will be as follows:
  2. Representing the Association on behalf of the General Council.
  3. Summoning ordinary sessions on behalf of the General Council as well as the Ordinary and Extraordinary Assemblies of the Association.
  4. Chairing the Council’s sessions and any kind of assembly.
  5. Signing the Minutes of the Council, contracts and all important documentation.
  6. Delegating the signing of documents or correspondence considered of minor importance to either the Secretary General or the Administrative Manager.
  7. Secretary: The Secretary’s functions will be as follows:
  8. Keeping the Association’s Minute Books.
  9. Attesting, by signature, the authenticity of the President’s signature in relevant minutes, contracts, documents and correspondence.
  10. Formulating, alongside the President, the calls to General Council Meetings as well as other activities inherent to his or her position.
  11. Executing the commissions requested by the General Council as well as other activities inherent to his or her position.
  12. Treasurer: The Treasurer’s functions will be as follows:
  13. Promptly resuming the fees and other values that must come into the Association by authorizing the corresponding receipts with his or her signature.
  14. Receiving and guarding the funds of the Association and depositing them in a safe place.
  15. Authorizing the payments that correspond to the Association.
  16. Preparing semiannual reports for the General Council showing the financial situation of the Association. These reports, if required, must be prepared within a month, and they must display the respective accounting statements.
  17. Annually formulating and presenting the general balance of the Association and the Financial Statements to the Ordinary General Assembly.
  18. Members: Their functions will be as follows:
  19. Replacing the holders’ absences at the request of the Council.