Research Cooperation

Scientists of the Institute are part of several Russian interdepartmental scientific boards and committees, coordinating the activities of the academic, industrial and educational organizations in various fields of geology.
Chairman of the Volcanology and Paleovolcanology Commission at the Interdepartmental Petrography Committee, Department of Earth Sciences, RAS - VA Koroteev, Academician.
Co-chairman of the Commission on Mineral Crystal Chemistry affiliated with the Russian Mineralogical Society - SL Votyakov, Academician.
Chairman of the Ural Interdepartmental Stratigraphy Commission - BI Chuvashov, RAS corr. member (tel: +7 (343) 371-05-88, e-mail:
Chairman of the Ural Section of the Scientific Council on Lithology and Sedimentary Minerals, Department of Earth Sciences (DES) RAS - AV Maslov, RAS corr. member (tel: +7 (343) 371-42-46, e-mail:
Chairman of the Ural Section of the Scientific Council on Tectonics and Geodynamics, DES RAS - KS Ivanov, Doc. Sc. (tel: +7 (343) 371-62-82, e-mail:
Chairman of the Ural Regional Petrography Council, Interdepartmental Petrography Committee, DES RAS - EV Pushkarev, Cand. Sc. (tel: +7 (343) 371-17-85, e-mail:
Chairman of the Ural Branch of the Russian Mineralogical Society - YV Erokhin, Cand.Sc. (e-mail:

International Cooperation
Scientists of the Institute participate in the following international programs:
• The behavior of stable (O, C) and radiogenic (Sr) isotopes in the shells of Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian brachiopods of the United States, the Russian Platform and the Urals (together with the Geochemistry Laboratory, A & M University, Texas, USA).
• Isotope dating of the stage limits of the lower Permian system of the Western Ural (with the International Institute for the Study of the Permian System, Idaho, USA).
• The origin of zircons from ultramafic-mafic intrusions of the Noril'sk province (Russia) and other ultramafic massifs using Lu-Hf isotope systematics; the study of platinum-group element deposits using Re-Os isotope systematics (in cooperation with the Australian Research Center for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia).
• The study of geochemistry of the third seismic layer of the ocean (under the guidance of the Joint International Ocean Drilling Program).