What is IA HySafe?

The International Association for Hydrogen Safety (abbreviated IA HySafe) is the focal point for all hydrogen safety related issues. It has been founded as an international not-for-profit institution by the European Commission co-funded network of excellence.

The association facilitates the networking for the further development and dissemination of knowledge and for the coordination of research activities in the field of hydrogen safety. So it supports cost effective hydrogen safety research, enables innovative technologies and engineering, and provides education and training on a professional level. Based on its leading position in hydrogen safety research and development, IA HySafe determines the state-of-the-art in hydrogen safety and continuously develops further the associated strategic research agenda. The association regularly informs all interested parties and stakeholders via the worldwide unique conference on hydrogen safety ICHS, the handbook for hydrogen safety, and online information systems like the database for incidences and accidents HIAD.


Why join IA HySafe?

Membership in the IA HySafe is open to anyone, any institution or company respectively, who supports the purposes of the association.

Members receive without additional charge an access to the internal part of association website, the Hydrogen Safety Information System HySafe-IS (containing databases, reports, references, internal documents of the EC co-funded precursor NoE HySafe, etc…), and the quarterly IA HySafe Newsletter. This means they will be regularly updated with latest information regarding hydrogen safety issues, including events, courses, projects, mishaps, research findings, standards, legislation, risk assessment tools and so on.

Members will get a special area to advertise their services on the IA HySafe website including the opportunity to add themselves to the network capability matrix. As being included in the promotional material of the association, all members profit from an increased public visibility.

Members are entitled for reduced fees for participation in the conference ICHS, benchmarking exercises, educational or training courses or other networking activities. They can purchase printed publications of the association at reduced costs. As the association plans to partner with other strategically important institutions and associations (like IPHE, IEA, EHA, JTI/N-RGHY, …) there will be further benefits provided indirectly, for instance from additional information provided by these future partners without having to get involved individually.

However, already now applicants will join the worldwide strongest group in the field of hydrogen safety with more than 20 institutions, qualified as the experts via previous networking and cooperation on an international scale.


What are the costs?

The membership fees are listed on the association website (