Membership Types

Membership in the Society is open to individuals or organizations demonstrating active interest in the field of reproduction and related areas. Membership is conferred upon approval by the Membership Committee and is activated upon payment of dues. All members receive electronic access to the Society's publications and are invited to the annual and special meetings of the Society.

Regular

"Any individual who has demonstrated professional competence in and made scientific contributions to the field of reproductive biology shall be eligible for Regular Membership in the Society" (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(a)).

Benefits

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Regular Members enjoy:

Regular Members may also:

  • Hold office, elect members and officers, and change the Bylaws (Bylaws Article V, Section 2).
  • Nominate a qualified individual for membership (Bylaws Article V, Section 5).
  • Nominate others and be nominated for SSR Awards.
  • Serve as voting members of committees (Bylaws Article XI, Section 4).

Qualifications

  1. Regular membership in the Society shall be conferred by the Membership Committee on the basis of scientific productivity and continuing interest in the field of reproduction or related areas.
  2. A nominee must have a doctorate or demonstrate its equivalent in scientific accomplishments.
  3. The nominee must include a bibliography of published papers in the area of reproduction (including full title, authors, and journal citation) that meets the following criteria from within the previous six years:
    • a minimum of three publications with the applicant as first or last author, or
    • five publications with the applicant as first or last author of at least one (abstracts excluded).

    If a paper is in press, a copy of the letter of acceptance for that publication must accompany the nomination form. Nominees citing papers published in a language other than English must submit one reprint of each article for proper evaluation.

  4. The Membership Committee may, at its discretion, waive the publication requirement for individuals engaged in administrative capacities of great relevance to the area of reproductive research.
  5. The nominee must submit the nomination form and publications list to the SSR Business Office.

Associate

"Any individual or institution with a scientific interest in the field of reproductive biology shall be eligible for Associate Membership" (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(d)).

Benefits

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Associate Members enjoy:

  • Reduced registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • The Bylaws are inconclusive regarding voting privileges on committees.

Qualifications

  1. ​Individuals who are research associates or senior technicians engaged in research activities in the area of reproduction.
  2. Individuals interested in the science of reproductive biology but not actively engaged in research.
  3. Individuals engaged in full-time clinical practice who have not published and do not expect to publish in the area of reproduction.

The nominee must submit a nomination form to the SSR Business Office. A publications list is not required.

Trainee

"Any individual in training in the field of reproductive biology and who has been recommended by a Regular Member shall be eligible for Trainee Membership" (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(e)).

Benefits

SSR membership provides the opportunity to interact with established scientists and with other trainees in the field of reproductive biology. Career opportunities, new scientific ideas and collaborations, and lasting friendships are forged through these interactions.

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Trainee Members enjoy:

Trainee Members may also:

Qualifications

Any student (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral) in training in the field of reproductive biology who has been recommended (sponsored) by a Regular Member is eligible for Trainee Membership. Trainee applicants must provide a signed letter from their major professor or mentor verifying trainee status. When a trainee member no longer qualifies for Trainee status, he/she may apply for Regular or Associate Membership.

Sustaining Associate

"Any philanthropic individual, organization, corporation, or foundation which contributes substantially to the support of the Society may, by action of the Board of Directors, be admitted to membership as a Sustaining Associate" (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(f)).

An individual or organization connected to or interested in the advancement of knowledge about human and animal reproduction is eligible for Sustaining Member status. Please contact the SSR Business Office for more information on the levels and benefits of Sustaining Membership.

Emeritus

"Regular Members in retirement, with at least ten years of regular membership in the society, shall be eligible to petition the Executive Director to have the Board of Directors grant them emeritus status" (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(b)).

Benefits

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Emeritus Members enjoy:

Emeritus Members may also:

  • Nominate others and be nominated for SSR Awards.
  • The Bylaws are inconclusive regarding voting privileges on committees.

Qualifications

​The Society's Emeritus Members are a source of wisdom and intellectual vitality. Any member of SSR with a minimum of ten years' Regular Membership in the Society, and who is retired or about to retire, is invited to become an Emeritus Member. All requests for Emeritus Membership should be sent to the Executive Director, Judith Jansen. Emeritus Membership must be renewed on an annual basis.

Honorary

"An individual who based on his/her overall impact on science is a Hartman awardee" (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(c)).

Qualifications

Any recipient of the Carl G. Hartman Award who is not currently an SSR Member is granted Honorary Membership.

Affiliate (SRB)

Affiliate membership in the Society for Reproductive Biology has been arranged to encourage closer links between SSR Members and their Australian and New Zealand colleagues. Visit our Affiliate Membership page for details.

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