Member dues support standards development and the operation of our collaboration platforms.
The world's largest biodiversity data aggregators use TDWG data standards to integrate data from more than 1,300 data providers. Our standards are developed and maintained by practicing biodiversity scientists and data managers from around the world. The social infrastructure provided by TDWG enables this international collaboration. TDWG itself depends on its members to operate and maintain its communication tools and support the actual work of standards development. The financial support of its members makes TDWG more effective. Please join! TDWG has individual and institutional memberships. Please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become a member.
Benefits of membership
- Voting rights: TDWG members[*] can vote in TDWG elections (Executive officers, subcommittee Chairs, rules of governance)
- Discount on article publishing charges (APCs) in the TDWG Journal Biodiversity Information Science and Standards (BISS)
[*] Institutional member votes are weighted by five ( × 5 ) in situations where votes of institutional and individual members must be combined, such as the election of officers.
Membership is based on the calendar year. We solicit membership payments early in the year. Memberships fees can be paid at any time during the year, but apply to the calendar year.
|Membership Type||Annual Dues ($USD)|
[*] Institutional memberships paid in the first quarter (before 31 March) are usually discounted 20% (reduced to $400).
Request an invoice to pay membership dues by sending your name, affiliation, address, and desired membership type to the TDWG Treasurer.
Membership dues can be paid:
- online by credit card, or
- by bank wire (banking details included with an invoice)
- by check drawn on a United States bank.