The UTIC is a consortium associating utilities members or members from groups of utilities or their research institutes in a joint scientific research project.
Concerning 50 and 60 Hz magnetic field exposures, UTIC members contribute together to an original and high level scientific research initiative, with the objective of defining thresholds for a physiological response, and in particular the threshold for magnetophosphenes perception/occurrence/observation.
The purpose of UTIC is to support research efforts aiming to provide a sound scientific basis for developing exposure standards, appropriate to protect both the public and workers.
UTIC formed an organization aiming to:
- encourage and promote research efforts with the common objective defined above, and in particular to ensure regular follow-up of the research protocol in coordination with the principal investigator(s) in charge of the project(s)
- propose specific research projects that are relevant regarding this objective
- facilitate the exchange and sharing of scientific information and results pertaining to projects between UTIC members
 Consortium: an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal. Consortium is a Latin word, meaning 'partnership, association or society' and derives from consors 'partner', itself from con- 'together' and sors 'fate', meaning owner of means or comrade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consortium