Standing Committee on Regional and Urban Statistics
SCORUS (Standing Committee on Regional and Urban Statistics) is the international network for regional and urban statistics providing a platform to facilitate the development of urban and regional statistics and research.
SCORUS's mission is to stimulate and organise a worldwide dialogue on urban and regional research and statistics and to promote in-depth statistical analyses with the aim to contribute to progress in this field and to improve the understanding of urban and regional phenomena as well as the comparability of concepts and results. SCORUS aims to enhance the knowledge created for urban and regional policy.
SCORUS is a committee of the International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS), which is an association of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
The IAOS association works across all regions of the world to unite producers, users, providers and consumers of official statistics. Its main objective is to promote a better understanding of official statistics while advancing and developing it to be better utilized. ISI is one of the oldest international scientific associations functioning in the modern world. It was formally established in 1885. The Institute is an autonomous society, which seeks to develop and improve statistical methods and their application through the promotion of international activity and co-operation.
To become a member of SCORUS all you have to do is to join IAOS. Visit this link (http://isi.cbs.nl/iaos-form.asp)and follow the instructions
For further information on SCORUS visit the website: http://scorus.org/home/