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Royal Institute of Chemistry
The Royal Institute of Chemistry was a British scientific organisation.
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Founded in 1877 as the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain, its role was to focus on qualifications and the professional status of chemists, and its aim was to ensure that consulting and analytical chemists were properly trained and qualified.
It received its first Royal Charter in 1885. As well as insisting on thorough professional qualifications, it also laid down strict ethical standards. Its main qualifications were Graduate (GRIC), Licentiate (LRIC), Associate (ARIC) and Fellow (FRIC) of the Royal Institute of Chemistry). Following a supplemental Charter in 1975, Members and Fellows were permitted to use the letters CChem (Chartered Chemist).
At the same time, the Chemical Society had concentrated on the science of chemistry, and publishing learned journals. In 1972 these two organisations, together with the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry, started the process of merger, becoming the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1980.
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