• How to Join

    The IFMRS is now open to membership applications from eligible societies. Please note that there are no individual members – membership is only open to societies. There is currently no membership fee, but fees will be introduced in the future once the IFMRS has established its activities.

    Membership of the IFMRS is open to any independent non-profit musculoskeletal research society governed by a democratically elected board of volunteer leaders. Applications for membership of the IFMRS will be considered by the current IFMRS Board of Directors.

    Benefits of membership include:

    • Adding an international aspect to meetings: The IFMRS can identify and/or sponsor international speakers for member society’s meetings
    • Development of training programmes for PhD students and Postdocs, which can be delivered by each member society
    • Reciprocal marketing arrangements to raise the profile of your society, taking advantage of the IFMRS website and social media to extend reach internationally

    • Enhance development of musculoskeletal research in your area and internationally
    • Join the IFMRS Board of Directors and take part in forming the future of our field
    • Be part of the international musculoskeletal community
    • Big Data Working Group - an inventory of websites has been generated to assist members in accessing and utilizing existing databases for musculoskeletal research. The IFMRS Big Data Website Inventory is divided into the following four categories: Epigenetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics: Coding and Transcriptomics: Non-coding RNA
    • IFMRS Future Global Leaders group – a new group of New Investigators to advise on future requirements of researchers in the field

    Member societies can take advantage of the IFMRS activities and resources and through collaboration can gain access to:
    • IFMRS Website
    • IFMRS Big Data inventory of websites
    • IFMRS Social media
    • Information about international grants and awards, including the IFMRS Exchange Grants

    • Facilitate training for PhD students, Postdocs, Basic Scientists and Clinicians
    • Link to on-line resources (e.g. webinars)
    • Knowledge environment

    To apply for membership, please send the following to ifmrs@ifmrs.org:
    • Letter of application from the Society’s President confirming that the application has been endorsed by the Society’s Board of Directors or Council
    • Copy of governing bylaws

    Download membership leaflet here