About Us

Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, registered in the State of Georgia, that exists solely to provide continuing education resources for vibrational spectroscopy. The corporation provides the financial resources to promote future courses, in the form of advertising and the dissemination of materials pertinent to the courses. In effect, the corporation is an endowment to the scientific community to ensure that continuing educational resources exist to provide instruction in vibrational spectroscopy.

The corporation was established in 2001. For fifty years the Bowdoin Infrared & Raman Courses were administered by educational institutions. From 1950 through 1970 the courses were administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and from 1971 through 2000 administration was conducted by Bowdoin College. As competition for funds in educational institutions has increased there arose the need to become independent of educational institutions. Hence Infrared & Raman Courses was incorporated. A not-for-profit organization means costs for the courses can be kept to a minimum. The corporation has no paid employees, and all administration is done on a volunteer basis.

On March 13, 2006 Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. became an affiliate of the Coblentz Society, although a formal relationship between the course organization and the Coblentz Society has existed since the 1970s. The Coblentz Society was founded in 1954 and has as its purpose to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy.

Any specific inquiries about Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. should be addressed to:

Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc.
165 Sunnybrook Drive
Athens, Georgia 30605-3347

E-mail: dehaseth@ircourses.org

Privacy & Security


Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. is dedicated to the protection of your privacy and the security of any data you transmit to our website.

Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. does not collect any user information when anyone views our site. We do not use “cookies” and will not set any cookies on your browser. Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. does collect the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the registrant. The collected information will not be sold.

The software used to present the site does use cookies to determine statistics for the website, but no user information is returned.  The security certificate also collects statistics information, but that is available only to the users, not Infrared & Raman Courses, or the certificate providers.

Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. does not send unsolicited e-mail, other than an annual notice of courses. Any former participant may ask to be excluded from all announcements and Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc., will comply with the request.

All credit card transactions and registrations are completed through an established commercial service. This is a commercial credit card collection service and it maintains a high level of encryption on all transactions.

Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc. is not given your credit card number. This information remains with the collection service. This is part of the security procedure, and it serves to protect our participants.

If you have any questions about our policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Updated May 23, 2019.