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Become a Member

There are two categories of membership: Primary Members (voting) and Associate Members (non-voting). 

Primary (Voting) Members are post-secondary institutions, research hospitals and/​or affiliated institutes that are eligible for Tri-Council grants. Annual Membership fees range from $5,000 to $15,000, based on research intensity. 

Associate (Non-Voting) Members include post-secondary institutions that choose not to be Voting Members and national organizations with DRI-related associations that have a significant amount of activity in one of the three DRI pillars – Advanced Research Computing (ARC), Research Data Management (RDM) and/​or Research Software (RS). 

The rights and responsibilities of the Primary (Voting) Members include: The rights and responsibilities of Associate (Non-Voting) Members include:
  • Attendance at, participation in, and voting at all annual general meetings; 
  • The opportunity to nominate researchers for the Researcher Council; 
  • The opportunity to advise the Board of Directors on the strategic direction, policies and programs of the Alliance; 
  • The opportunity to sit on advisory/ad-hoc committees or other bodies that may be established by the new organization to fulfil its responsibilities. 
  • Attendance at annual general meetings and other meetings as appropriate; 
  • Participation on advisory and ad-hoc committees as appropriate and applicable; and 
  • Acting as a conduit to provide information to and gather input from their Members. 

All membership must be approved by the Board. 

Membership is not required to access the programs of the Alliance, which will be made available to eligible researchers and research institutions across Canada. However, the Alliance’s governance will rest and draw upon the engagement and commitment of its membership. 


Let’s Connect

Interested in learning more about how your organization can take part in shaping Canada’s DRI future? Our membership team would be pleased to speak with you to schedule a meeting.