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Become a G-I-N member

The Guidelines International Network is the leading organisation that enables organisations and individuals to work together on issues and projects related to guideline development, implementation and research.

G-I-N aims to

  • Provide easy access to resources for organisations and individuals across the world
  • Facilitate and foster collaboration within the network
  • Provide a platform for members to share their expertise and information on their activities and projects

The benefits of G-I-N membership

  • Sharing of systematic reviews and evidence tables to reduce duplication, effort and cost
  • Having access to the world's largest guideline library with more than 6,500 (December 2013) guidelines, related documents online, tools and resources submitted by G-I-N members for producing and implementing evidence based guidelines
  • Working with international experts and participating in G-I-N Working Groups on topics designed to enhance guideline development and implementation
  • Ability to share news and highlight work through the G-I-N newsletter (enGINe) and website
  • Network with experts in guidelines from all over the world at the G-I-N conferences and courses
  • Members are entitled to a discounted rate for the G-I-N annual conferences and associated courses
  • Opportunities for mentoring, professional development and training activities

Categories of membership and specific benefits

 

Organisation

Individual

Web accesses

100

1

Participation in working groups

 

 

Y

Y

Vote

Y

N*

Standing for elections

Y

Y

Reduced G-I-N conference fees

Y

Y

Promotion of the organisation's activities

Y

N/A

* Since 2011 Individual members can elect one member of the Board of Trustees (Individual Trustee)

1. Organisational Membership is available to non profit distributing organisations involved in developing, disseminating, implementing, or evaluating clinical practice guidelines, or is an otherwise active stakeholder in the guideline world.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities to benefit from international collaboration in guideline activities, multinational project groups, training courses, events and conferences
  • Opportunities to promote your organisation's activities
  • Full access to the online G-I-N International Guideline Library for up to 100 staff
  • Possibility to participate in G-I-N Working Groups and Communities' activities and access their reports
  • Reduced fees to the G-I-N conferences and courses for all staff members
  • Opportunity to nominate and elect the members of the G-I-N Board of Trustees
  • Eligibility to vote at the AGM
  • Eligibility to stand for election to the G-I-N Board of Trustees
  • Potential to purchase the additional service of Health Library Access for those organisations which host an e-library for their region

Apply for organisational membership

2. Individual Membership is available to individuals working in the field of clinical practice guidelines.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities to benefit from international collaboration in guideline activities, trans-national project groups, training courses, events and conferences
  • One personal login access to the online G-I-N International Guideline Library
  • Possibility to participate in G-I-N Working Groups and Communities' activities and access their reports
  • Eligibility to become an Individual Trustee on the G-I-N Board of Trustees
  • Possibility to elect one member of the Board (Individual Trustee)

Apply for individual membership

How can you join us?

If you are interested in joining the Network please complete an online application form after viewing the G-I-N's Memorandum and Articles of Association.

PDF and Word formats of the application forms are also available from the "Downloads" box at the top of this page.

If you need more information or help for the application process, please email the secretariat: office@g-i-n.net.  We are very happy to assist you.

Membership fees

The main source of funding for the Network comes from the fees paid by its members. However, to provide the widest access to our resources we have always aimed to keep our subscriptions at a low level. Fees were last reviewed and approved at the 2013 AGM.

Membership fees are based on the location of the organisation/individual. The World Bank classification is used to determine High and Upper-Middle economies and Lower-Middle and Low economies.

Organisations are categorised by small organisations (with a maximum of 10 staff members) and large organisations.

There are opportunities for member organisations to sponsor/mentor a member from a developing country. For further information on how you can give this support, please contact our Treasurer by email on: treasurer@g-i-n.net

The table below shows our annual membership fees.

Main category

Sub-category

Fees 2013

Organisations

Large organisation

2.750 €

Small organisations

1.800 €

 

Low and lower-middle income country

825 €

Individuals

Individual member

250 €

Consumer representative, student *

125 €

Low and lower-middle income country

60 €

* The term "consumer" is used to address all groups of lay people (people who are not healthcare professionals) who contribute to or could potentially contribute to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This includes individuals:

  • who have a condition or disability relevant to guidelines in use, in development or in need of development, or being implemented
  • such as family and friends who provide unpaid care
  • from organisations representing consumer interests, including voluntary sector or non-governmental organisations.

Synonyms of consumer include 'patient', 'carer' 'consumer advocate', 'service user', 'user representative' or 'patient representative'.

The G-I-N membership year runs from 1st April until 31st March in line with our financial year.

 
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Downloads
  • G-I-N Application form for Organisations Download
    Jan 12, 2010 | 154.5 kB
  • G-I-N Application form for Individuals Download
    Jan 12, 2010 | 116.0 kB
Page last updated: Oct 06, 2014
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