The International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRGWP) is the leading global organization for the dissemination of scientific information on wood protection products. Through worldwide cooperation, IRGWP:
Facilitates contacts between specialists working in the complex problems of wood protection and durability;
Publishes more than one hundred documents each year providing valuable information to members and sponsors;
Organizes, with the help of the local organizing committees, annual conferences and regional meetings with interactive workshops to discuss and disseminate significant research developments;
Provides support and encouragement to scientists from developing countries to contribute to their research activities and attend conferences.
Facilitates the participation of young scientists in collaborative research with their work groups by means of the Ron Cockcroft Award system.
Operates continuously as a forum for discussion and dissemination of research results. This strategy is unique in the world and prevents research work duplication, thus saving time, effort and money.
Fosters progress and quality. IRG members and sponsors are proud of their status and continually strive towards excellence.
Provides cost-benefit: annual conferences and regional meetings provide important opportunities to make business contacts and keep abreast of the latest information in this area.
Provides financial support to a standing Secretariat based in Stockholm, which aims at providing support services to members, sponsors and new parties interested.