The Technique Centres (TCs) generally are autonomous independent services, which cooperate with the IERS. The TCs are responsible for developing and organizing the activities in each contributing observational technique to meet the objectives of the service. They are committed to produce operational products, without interruption, and at a specified time lag to meet requirements. The products are delivered to IERS using designated standards. The TCs provide, as a minimum, earth orientation parameters and related reference frame information, as well as other products as required. The TCs exercise overall control of observations from their specific techniques, archiving, quality control and data processing including combination processing of data and/or products received from their participating organizations.