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Join EPSO as an institutional member

Who can become an institutional/university member?

Institutional membership is available to European universities, research institutions and departments in the field of plant science, and since 2008 also to selected plant science institutions worldwide.

Representatives of the institutional members actively participate in EPSO's science policy work at the European and national levels. EPSO representatives are key to forging EPSO's position on future European plant research policy and recommendations to important decision makers, for example in the development of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

Only EPSO institutional members can organise and participate in EPSO workshops.

What are the benefits of an institutional membership?

EPSO’s main activities for institutional members are the science policy, the online portal, the biannual EPSO conference and the EPSO workshops.

People working at a member institute/university can register as a personal member to EPSO without paying the personal membership fee.

How to apply?

Please send your registration form to the EPSO office.

Institute / University Registration Form

University Cluster Registration Form

New Member States Registration Form

Credit card payment form

Who decides?

The general meeting has full and final discretion to decide whether to admit a new member. Admission is approved if an ordinary majority of members agrees.

Class of membership?




Fee in 2016

Representative; Votes at the General Meeting

Supporting scientists

Board seats for the entire class


Research councils or very large research units (beyond 600 people**)

Multiple of A

1-3; Multiple votes of A

Multiple of A



Medium to large research units (from 50 people** on, including university clusters)

8.850 €

1; 3 votes



Small research units (below 50 people**, including New Member State clusters).

2.950 €

1; 1 vote


(max 5 for NMS cluster)



A* from beyond Europe (excl. Israel)

Multiple of AW

1; Multiple votes of AW


Incl. in A*


A from beyond Europe (excl. Israel)

5.900 €

1; 2 votes


Incl. in A


**includes technical and scientific people, excluding undergraduate students


For any questions on membership, please contact us. We will be happy to help you.

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EPSO is an independent academic organisation currently representing 61 institutional members bringing together more than 204 research institutes, departments and universities from 29 countries in Europe and beyond.