ROeS was founded in Vienna in 1961 by Swiss and Austrian biometricians and statisticians. Since then, the Society organizes biennial biometric seminars, held alternately in Switzerland and
Austria. Likewise, the presidency of the Society alternates between Austria and Switzerland as well. The ROeS Executive Board consists of the President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. To
ensure continuity, the Secretary and Treasurer positions are held by the same individuals over longer periods of time.
Additional information on the history of RoeS can be found in the 1991 special edition brochure (only available in German), edited by M. Borovcnik and Ch Hoffmann (Klagenfurt and
Birmensdorf), chronicalling its 30-year existence: