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  ISTA Rules 2014 now online        
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The ISTA Rules 2014 are now available on the Ingentaconnect web site.

Please see below for procedures how to obtain access.

To access and download Rules PDF files on the Ingentaconnect web site which are not free, users must register and create an account.

If users do not have an Ingentaconnect username and password, they must  register and create an account.

How to register an Ingentaconnect account: click here


After registration, follow the instructions according to membership:

ISTA Personal Members
ISTA Member Laboratories
ISTA Associate Members
Non-members
Non-member laboratories, companies and other institutions

How to use the ISTA Rules PDFs
Support and contact
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ISTA Personal Members

Free single-user access to PDF files as part of ISTA membership. Please follow these instructions:
  1. Go to www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ista/rules and sign in using your Ingentaconnect username and password.
  2. Request access to the ISTA Rules by clicking on "Activate personal subscription" at right.
  3. Enter your ISTA membership code and click on "Go". You will receive an e-mail from Ingentaconnect to confirm receipt of your request. Your request will then be verified.
  4. When your request for access has been verified, you will receive a further e-mail from Ingentaconnect. You can now sign in, and open and download all PDF files of the ISTA Rules.

ISTA Member Laboratories

Free multiple-user access to PDF files as part of ISTA membership. Please follow these instructions:
  1. Go to www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ista/rules and sign in using your Ingentaconnect username and password for account administrator.
  2. Request access to the ISTA Rules by clicking on "Activate institutional subscription" at right, or via "Administration" > "Set up subscriptions".
  3. Enter your ISTA laboratory membership code and click on "Go". You will receive an e-mail from Ingentaconnect to confirm receipt of your request. Your request will then be verified.
  4. When your request for access has been verified, you will receive a further e-mail from Ingentaconnect. You can now sign in, and open and download all PDF files of the ISTA Rules.
Note: Only institutional account administrators can activate institutional subscriptions for multiple-user access.

Associate Members
Half-price single-user access to all PDF files of the ISTA Rules is available from the ISTA Online Bookstore. Please follow these instructions:
    1. Go to the Online Bookstore and order "1.1.5 International Rules for Seed Testing, 2014 (Associate Members)", price: CHF 200.00. You will receive an invoice. 
    2. When the invoice has been paid, follow the procedure as for ISTA Personal Members. When requesting access, enter your invoice number.

Non-members:
PDF files available for purchase from the IngentaConnect web site.

Prices:
  • Complete Rules: 450 US dollars plus transaction fee of 13 US dollars (click on "Full issue")
  • Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 7: Free access
  • Other individual chapters: 85 US dollars each plus transaction fee 13 US dollars each

Please note: there can be NO REFUNDS for purchases of individual Rules chapters, if the complete Rules are also purchased at a later date.

Non-member laboratories, companies and other institutions

Multiple-user access to all PDF files of the ISTA Rules is available from the ISTA Online Bookstore. Please follow these instructions:
    1. Go to the Online Bookstore and order "1.1.6 International Rules for Seed Testing, 2014 (multiple users)", price: CHF 1400.00. You will receive an invoice. 
    2. When the invoice has been paid, follow the same procedure as for ISTA Member Laboratories. When requesting access, enter your invoice number.

How to use the ISTA Rules PDFs

Support and contact

The ISTA Executive Committee hopes that the membership finds having the ISTA Rules in electronic format useful and a step forward in membership services. The Secretariat staff will do its best to ensure that everything works smoothly. Further information will be provided on the ISTA web site.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas about the electronic Rules, please contact Jonathan Taylor at: jonathan.taylor@ista.ch.


The International Rules for Seed Testing are ISTA’s primary instrument to promote uniformity in seed testing. The ISTA Rules have 19 sections that provide definitions and standardized methods to be used in, for example, sampling, testing seed lot quality and reporting results forinternational trade. The ISTA Rules are also a useful reference guide to germination conditions and methods for over 1000 species.

The International Rules for Seed Testing are approved by and amended at ISTA Ordinary Meetings on the basis of advice tendered by the ISTA Technical Committees.
The 2014 edition (effective 1 January 2014) includes the latest changes which were passed at the ISTA Ordinary General Meeting 2013, held at Antalya, Turkey.

Additional information on seed testing can be found in various ISTA Handbooks, however, without having legal character.

 


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