Associate Members

Diabetes Action Canada – Membership Policy

 

Proposal for New Category of Associate Members

 

  1. Academic (Researchers)

 

Who is eligible?

Individuals appointed to a university, academic hospital or research institute who are engaged in diabetes-related research (basic, clinical, knowledge translation) and interested in contributing to the mission and vision of Diabetes Action Canada, but who are not directly collaborating in a project funded through institutional agreements with Diabetes Action Canada, are potentially eligible. For individuals outside of Canada, academic appointment must be at an internationally recognized research-intensive university and/or academic hospital or research institute. Research Associates who are key members of an existing project with one of our Principal Investigators, but do not hold an appointment at a university, academic hospital or research institute, may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Steering Council.

How is membership acquired?

Through inquiry to Diabetes Action Canada or to one of our Principal Investigators, a researcher may be recommended for membership. An application is submitted to Diabetes Action Canada that provides background information on the academic status of the individual as well as an updated CV. Applications are reviewed by the Operational Management Committee who recommends membership to the Co-Scientific Leads. The final decision for membership is by approval of the Steering Council.

Duration of membership?

Membership is for two years with the opportunity for renewal with a letter of attestation about continued interest and an updated CV.

What is value of Associate Membership?

  • Listing on the Diabetes Action Canada Website and networking with researchers, patients and students with common interest in preventing diabetes complications
  • Review of grant proposals and potential endorsement for research that contributes to the mission and vision of Diabetes Action Canada
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Diabetes Action Canada projects
  • Receives Newsletters and News-blasts from the Scientific Co-Leads

 

  1. Students and Postdoctoral Trainees (Research)

 

Who is eligible?

Graduate or health professional students or postdoctoral trainees engaged in research training at a university, academic hospital or research institute who are engaged in diabetes-related research (basic, clinical, knowledge translation) and interested in contributing to the mission and vision of Diabetes Action Canada. For students or postdoctoral trainees outside of Canada, research must be conducted at an internationally recognized research-intensive university and/or academic hospital or research institute.

How is membership acquired?

Through inquiry to Diabetes Action Canada or to one of our Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, or Associate Members a student or postdoctoral fellow may be recommended for membership. An application is submitted to Diabetes Action Canada that provides background information on the academic status of the individual as well as an updated CV. Applications are reviewed by the Training and Mentoring Goal Group Leads who recommend membership to the Co-Scientific Leads. The final decision for membership is by approval of the Steering Council.

Duration of membership?

Membership is for two years with the opportunity for renewal with a letter of attestation about continued interest and an updated CV.

What is value of Associate Membership?

  • Listing on the Diabetes Action Canada Website and networking with researchers, patients and students with common interest in preventing diabetes complications
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Diabetes Action Canada projects
  • Receives Newsletters and News-blasts from the Scientific Co-Leads

 

  1. Patient Representative (Research)

 

Who is eligible?

Patients who are directly engaged in the activities of Diabetes Action Canada as advisors and/or collaborators are eligible to apply for Associate Membership.

How is membership acquired?

The application process requires a letter of recommendation from the relevant Goal Group lead.  A biosketch or resume may be provided instead of a CV.
Applications are reviewed by the Operational Management Committee and the final decision for membership is by approval of the Steering Council.

Duration of membership?

Membership is for two years with the opportunity for renewal with a letter of attestation about continued interest and an updated CV, biosketch or resume.

What is value of Associate Membership?

  • Listing on the Diabetes Action Canada Website and networking with researchers and patients with common interest in the treatment and prevention of diabetes complications
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Diabetes Action Canada projects
  • Receives Newsletters and News-blasts from the Scientific Co-Leads from Diabetes Action Canada