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By joining the leading professional society for stem cell research, you show your commitment to building a network of international leaders in your field.

As an ISSCR member, you will benefit from:
  • Scientific programs
  • Professional networking
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Public outreach on your behalf
Application requirements and pricing

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"For me, joining is automatic. It means being part of a community."

Yukiko Yamashita, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School


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Scientific Programs

Annual Meeting: Join global thought leaders and your peers to learn about innovative, exciting breakthroughs; reduced fees for members

Regional Forums: explore breaking research in-depth with small groups; reduced fees for members

Exclusive Webcasts: connect with colleagues worldwide through our interactive portal featuring member-only content
 

Professional Networking

Career Development: explore our funding corner for a list of grants and fellowships or browse our job board to find and share new career opportunities

Global Community: collaborate with and learn from scientists, clinicians, industry professionals and educators around the world

Committee Leadership: share your expertise and establish powerful relationships with others in the stem cell research field

Cutting-Edge Research

Stem Cell Reports: receive the most current research with our open access journal; members receive significant publication fee discounts

Affiliated Publications: access special discounts for Cell Stem Cell or Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology

Research Awards: nominate individuals with outstanding achievements and research potential in the stem cell field

"I have gained an
international perspective on stem cell research and the opportunity to network with leaders in the field."


Fernando Pitossi, PhD
Leloir Institute, Buenos Aires

Application Requirements

1. Answer questions about you and your work
Based on responses to questions about your work and job functions, your membership category will be assigned.

2. Provide endorsements or certifications*
Please have the name and email address of a current ISSCR member or training director (supervisor, coordinator, or advisor).

New applicants must be endorsed by an existing member or certify their status as a student or fellow. If you do not know and existing member, you may choose to have the membership committee review your application.

3. Upload CV*
Full and Affiliate member applicants must upload a current CV.

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International Society for Stem Cell Research Membership and Renewal Application Agreement

Thank you for your interest in ISSCR membership. Please read this Membership and Renewal Application Agreement carefully.

This Agreement governs your International Society for Stem Cell Research (“ISSCR”) Membership and Renewal Application and your ISSCR membership, if granted. By clicking the button marked “I ACCEPT AND AGREE” below, you are entering into a contract and acknowledging that you have read, accept, and agree to be bound by terms and conditions of this Agreement. By clicking the button marked, “I DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE,” below, you will not be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. However, Your ISSCR membership or renewal application will not be considered and you will not be granted an ISSCR membership.

Terms and Conditions

1. Membership. ISSCR membership is open to individuals meeting the requirements of membership set forth in ISSCR’s Bylaws. Whether You meet the membership requirements shall be determined by ISSCR in its discretion. You acknowledge that submitting a Membership and Renewal Application and entering into this Agreement does not guarantee You will be granted ISSCR membership or Your ISSCR membership will be renewed.

2. Membership Rights and Responsibilities. If You are granted an ISSCR membership, You will have the membership responsibilities, obligations, right, and privileges identified in ISSCR’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, policies, procedures, resolutions, and rules (collectively, “Governing Documents”). ISSCR may alter member responsibilities, obligations, rights, and privileges in its discretion and without any liability to You. Without limiting the foregoing, You agree to the following terms as a condition of ISSCR Membership:

2.1. Membership Term. ISSCR memberships run from January 1 through December 31. All ISSCR memberships automatically expire on December 31 if not renewed. ISSCR may terminate Your ISSCR membership in advance of December 31 as provided in the Governing Documents.

2.2. Dues. You agree to pay all dues established by ISSCR in the manner and within the time period specified by ISSCR. Failure to pay dues in the manner and within the time period specified by ISSCR shall result in the automatic termination of Your membership. All dues and other payments made by You to ISSCR are non-refundable.

2.3. Governing Documents Adherence. You agree to abide by ISSCR’s Governing Documents. The current membership related Governing Documents may be obtained on the ISSCR website and/or from ISSCR headquarters.

2.4. ISSCR Email Correspondence. You authorize ISSCR to send You email correspondence regarding ISSCR and its programs and events. To opt-out of ISSCR email correspondence, You may choose to use the self-service “unsubscribe” feature available at the bottom of all ISSCR emails or email membership@isscr.org with Your request.

2.5. Guideline Adherence. You agree to abide by the professional standards set forth in the Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells.

3. Disclaimer. You agree ISSCR membership and any goods and services provided by ISSCR in connection therewith (collectively “Services”) are provided AS-IS, with all faults, and without any representations or warranties of any kind or nature express, implied, or statutory. If granted an ISSCR membership, You assume sole responsibility for determining whether and to what extent to use the Services. Your use of the Services is at Your sole risk. ISSCR disclaims all representations and warranties, express, implied, and statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanship, and non-infringement to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

4. Defense, Indemnification, and hold harmless. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ISSCR and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, and contractors (collectively “Indemnified Parties”) against all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, losses, damages, costs, and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and costs), directly or indirectly resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to Your ISSCR Membership and Renewal Application, and Your ISSCR membership, if granted.

5. Waiver of Liability. You hereby waive any and all claims, actions, causes of action, losses, and damages of any kind or nature, You may have against ISSCR and/or the Indemnified Parties directly or indirectly resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to Your Membership and Renewal Application and/or Your ISSCR membership, if granted, including, but not limited to, any discipline imposed on You by ISSCR. This waiver of liability applies to all claims, actions, causes of action, losses, and damages of any kind or nature whatsoever, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, general, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, statutory, contractual, or damages or losses of any other kind or type. This waiver of liability applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, negligence, tort, strict liability, or any other basis and even if the Indemnified Parties knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. This waiver of liability shall be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

6. Currency. All prices and other sums stated in this Agreement or any documents referenced in this Agreement are and shall be stated in U.S. dollars. All payments required under this Agreement any documents referenced in this Agreement shall be made in U.S. dollars.

7. Controlling Language. English is the controlling language for this Agreement. This Agreement, the Governing Documents, and all communications, notices, documents, and proceedings related to, permitted, and/or required by this Agreement or the Governing Documents shall be in English.

8. Governing Law and Choice of Forum. This Agreement was entered into in the State of Illinois, U.S. This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted, and enforced under, and in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S., excluding its conflicts or choice of law rules or principles, which might refer to the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods is excluded from this Agreement to the extent it applies. In connection with any dispute regarding the subject matter of this Agreement, You hereby irrevocably consent and submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of Illinois, U.S., and in particular to the Cook County Circuit Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

9. Miscellaneous. If any provision of this Agreement is unenforceable, the unenforceability of that provision shall not affect the enforceability of any other provision. If ISSCR agrees to waive its right in a particular instance to enforce any term of this Agreement, it does not waive its right to enforce such term at any other time. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between ISSCR and You regarding the subject matter hereof. There are no representations, understandings, or agreements that are not fully expressed in this Agreement. All prior agreements, verbal or written, are no longer effective. Provisions 3 through 10 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and/or Your ISSCR membership, if granted.

Acceptance of Agreement

You understand that as a condition precedent to considering Your ISSCR Membership and Renewal Application and/or granting You an ISSCR membership You must agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement. If You click, “I ACCEPT AND AGREE” below, You are entering into a legal contract, which binds You to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement. If You click, “I DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE” below, You will not be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. However, Your Membership and Renewal Application will not be considered and You will not be granted an ISSCR membership.

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*Waived for most returning members who paid dues within the last 5 years. Trainee members must be re-certified each year after 5 years from program begin date.

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Full/Affiliate
1-year: $160
3-years: $455 (save 5%)


Trainee
1-year: $80
3-years: $230 (save 5%)

Membership Categories

Membership runs each calendar year 1 January through 31 December. Dues are not prorated, however, dues received after 1 October will be applied to the following calendar year. Dues are payable in U.S. Dollars (USD) by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Non-refundable. Non-transferrable.

For your convenience, sign up for 3 years and save 5%.

Member ($160)
Any person with a doctoral degree or its equivalent who has manifested a continuous interest in any discipline important to stem cell research as evidenced by work in the field, original contributions, and attendance at meetings concerning stem cell research. Individuals who lack a doctorate but have exceptional qualifications are also eligible.

Trainee Member
($80)
Postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in stem cell research programs.

Emeritus Member
($80)
Any member who has retired from active research or training and has been a member for at least five years may request transfer to the status of Emeritus Member by written application. For more information, please email membership@isscr.org.

Affiliate Member
($160)
Individual representatives of industry and others with an interest in stem cell research who do not qualify under Member or Trainee Member requirements.

Membership Dues

Membership runs 1 January through 31 December.

 

1 Year
thru 31 Dec 2015

3 Year
thru 31 Dec 2017

1 Year
(Reduced Country)
3 Year
(Reduced Country)
 

Full and Affiliate Rates

$160

$455

$80

$230

Trainee and Emeritus Rates

$80

$230

 $40

 $115


Countries Eligible for Reduced Dues

Countries identified by the World Bank as "low- and middle-income countries" receive reduced membership dues.
Argentina Brazil China
Colombia Egypt Hungary
India Indonesia Iran
Lebanon Mexico Mongolia
Pakistan Phillipines Thailand
Tunisia Turkey Ukraine
Uruguay Venezuela

Questions?

ISSCR Headquarters
5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 270
Skokie, IL 60077 USA
+1-224-592-5700
Fax: +1-224.365.0004
isscr@isscr.org