TRDC Regulations

TRIZ Research and Development Council Regulations

Part I. General provisions and goals

  1. The TRIZ Research and Development Council (hereinafter TRDC) is an organizational unit of MATRIZ, which works out and implements MATRIZ policy in the field of further development of TRIZ.
  2. The main goals of TRDC are the following:
    1. Formation of a unified TRIZ terminology
    2. Identification and expertise of new prospective TRIZ tools
    3. Methodological expertise of TRIZ materials upon request of the MATRIZ President, the MATRIZ Board, and the Council on Expertise & Methodology (CEM)
    4. Development and regular update of the MATRIZ-recommended document “TRIZ Body of Knowledge”
    5. Development and regular update of the MATRIZ-recommended document “Main Directions of TRIZ Development”
    6. Control of methodological accuracy of the CEM’s recommendations
    7. Upgrading the methodological level and status of TRIZ developers


Part II. TRDC Membership and procedure for Council formation

  1. TRDC Chairman is appointed by MATRIZ President from among TRIZ Masters and is serving as the Council’s leader. The TRDC Chairman gains the status of MATRIZ Vice-President on Research and Developments in TRIZ (VP R&D).
  2. The size and make-up of TRDC (no less than seven persons) are determined by TRDC Chairman and approved by MATRIZ President.
  3. When necessary, TRDC invites consultants and establishes various temporary units/committees involving TRIZ specialists who are not TRDC members
  4. TRDC has the right to coopt new or expel current members, presenting new members for approval to MATRIZ President.


Part III. Organization of TRDC work

  1. TRDC activity is carried out in accordance with a plan developed by TRDC and approved by MATRIZ President.
  2. TRDC Chairman organizes and moderates the work of the Council
  3. TRDC Chairman appoints the Academic Secretary of the Council and persons responsible for each direction of TRDC activity.
  4. TRDC sessions are held regularly onsite or online (telephone, Skype, etc.) at least once a month.
  5. Decisions of the TRDC are taken via voting in person or electronically by simple majority of votes – over 50% of the total number of TRDC members who take part in the voting procedure (with a quorum of at least 50% of the total number of the TRDC members). In the case of equal number of positive and negative votes, the vote of the TRDC Chairman represents a decisive vote.
  6. Results of TRDC sessions are recorded in meeting minutes, which contain the following information: the members who participated in the session, date of the session, major issues discussed at the session, suggestions proposed during the discussion, and decisions taken. The Academic Secretary of the TRDC writes down the minutes of the session. Minutes of all sessions are submitted to MATRIZ Presidium and published in the appropriate section of MATRIZ website.