Aimed at achieving certain autonomy in requesting support for the research activity planed in BITrum project, it has been legally constituted as a non-profit association under Spanish regulation under the name: “BITrum – Grupo de investigación para el estudio interdisciplinar de la información” (i.e., Research group for the interdisciplinary study of information). The objectives declared in the constitution of the association are coincident with those accepted by BITrum community since its beginning (compiled in the foundational memorandum). In order to facilitate the constitution process involving many protocols and signed documents, the association has been first constituted by only three members who adopt the legally required figures of President (José María Díaz Nafría), Vice-president (Francisco Salto) and Secretary (Leticia Barrionuevo), which are eligible. In a general assembly the rest of BITrum members can be added.
By means of this constitution we could for instance open a bank account for the association through which we can receive financial help from foundations or support agencies.