The ability to join iBOL is open to all nations with the capacity to contribute to our scientific mission. In each nation, a member organization is responsible for coordinating iBOL activities. Current lead organizations include government agencies, natural history museums, research centers, and universities.
What does it mean to become a member of the iBOL Consortium?
Member nations are comprised of in-country networks of researchers and organizations that are engaged in DNA barcoding. Members participate in iBOL Consortium activities including and major research programs. iBOL is the sum of its members and each member plays an instrumental role in capacity building and setting priorities for barcoding in their region.
Are there membership fees?
There is an annual membership fee of $5,000 CAD per representative. Most funds are used to cover expenses for national representatives to participate in the annual meeting of the Science Committee. Any balance is used to publicize the accomplishments of the project.
Can I still participate if I cannot pay to be a member?
Associate Memberships (no cost) are open to nations making in-kind contributions to sustain their ongoing participation.