Welcome to IATUR

The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR vzw) facilitates exchange of ideas, methodology, and data collection techniques among researchers and compilers of official statistics regarding daily activity patterns and changes in people's behaviour over time.

New logo

At the general assembly of the 40thIATUR conference all members voted in favour of a new logo for IATUR. The logo signifies time and rhythm, continuity and change, and harmony and contrast, all of which are at the core of time-use research with which the IATUR research community engages. Gradually the IATUR website and all other references to IATUR will adopt the new logo and new colour scheme.

Journal of Time Use Research

Behind the scenes a number of dedicated people have been working hard to make a restart of the electronic International Journal for Time Use Research (eIJTUR). This restart involved a name change to Journal of Time Use Research (JTUR) and a reformulation of the journal’s aim and scope. JTUR is a double-blind refereed journal, it is published by IATUR vzw and has open access policy. New publications will appear online immediately. Publications from the previous eIJTUR journal are freely available in the archive JTUR. An online submission system will be available soon, but manuscripts can be submitted already by emailing to editor@iatur.net. Submission guidelines can be found on the website. Currently, JTUR is looking for people to join the editorial board. If interested, please contact us at editor@iatur.net.

Interactive visualisation of time-use

In anticipation of the 40thIATUR conference the Hungarian Statistical Office joined hands with EUROSTAT to create an interactive visualisation of time-use. Compare any two of the 17 countries included and see how people allocate their time over a number of categories during the day. The visualisation is available through this link.

IATUR membership

IATUR offers a reduced membership and conference fee for students, people who have retired from employment, and people based in a low income economies. To see the criteria for eligibility for these reductions, select this option in your Profile under the Billing tab. If you meet these criteria, please upload evidence of your eligibility. You will be notified by e-mail if your request for this reduction is approved. This reduction only applies after you receive this confirmation e-mail. Please do not pay for your membership and/or conference fee before you have received this e-mail. We normally take up to 3 working days to process requests. In August, requests may take longer to process.

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