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Becoming a member of the Institute

Any individual or institution interested in working towards the Institution’s objectives and adhering to its values may become a member. Membership status is conferred after approval by the Board and after the annual membership fee has been paid.

Members have the opportunity to receive personalized advice in cases of plagiarism or scientific fraud. They may also attend the annual conferences at the member price, attend debates held within the Institute, and benefit from the experiences shared by other members. They have the right to vote at the annual general meetings.

Members contribute to the development and entrenchment of good practices with respect to academic integrity in their immediate environment. They promote the introduction of organizational frameworks for the exposure and handling of cases of academic fraud and plagiarism. They provide the Institute with information useful to its research and activities.

The membership becomes effective after approval by the Board of the Institute and payment of the membership fee.

I – Individual Members

In this category, members have the opportunity to receive personalized advice in cases of plagiarism or scientific fraud and the right to receive assistance once per year in the case of a complaint being filed. They may also attend the annual conferences at the member price.

Annual fee

  • 100 EUR/year (or 110 CHF/year) for regular members
  • 80 EUR/year (or 90 CHF/year) for doctoral students

II – Institutional Members

Laboratories or departments

This category includes up to 4 individual memberships.

Benefits include personalized advice in cases of plagiarism or scientific fraud, the right to receive assistance once per year in the case of a complaint being filed, and access to the annual conferences at the member price.

Annual fee

  • 300 EUR/year (or 330 CHF/year)

Institutions (universities, national foundations and centers, etc.)

This category includes up to 15 individual memberships.

Benefits include personalized advice in cases of plagiarism or scientific fraud, the right to receive assistance once per year in the case of a complaint being filed, one-time assistance in setting up mechanisms for academic integrity, access to the SGS anti-plagiarism label, and access to the annual conferences at the member price.

Annual fee

  • 900 EUR/year (or 990 CHF/year)

Academic associations and journal and software publishers

In this category, members have the opportunity to receive personalized advice in cases of plagiarism or scientific fraud. They also have special access to debates held within the Institute, to experiences shared by other members and to the collaborative implementation of general directives, and may attend the annual conferences at the member price.

Annual fee

  • 500 EUR/year (or 550 CHF/year)

III – Benefactors

This category includes all the benefits described above and publication of the member’s logo in the “Benefactors” section.

The membership fee may be paid annually or as a one-time donation.

  • a minimum of 3,000 EUR/year (or 3,300 CHF/year)