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Reduced rates and priority registration at CTLS congresses and events
Access to CTLS sponsored trainings at preferred rates
Networking opportunities with other core facility staff
Members receive invitations to to attend the CTLS Annual General Meeting and stand for election to the board and executive council
Access to CTLS webpages with news, job listings and event notifications

50€ per year

When applying for reduced rate membership, please ask your manager/supervisor to send a short email confirming your status as student or non-managing technician to membership@ctls-org eu

Or only 175€ for 2 years


Institutions subscribing more than 6 people they will get a reduced member rate fee as:

  • Small Group (6-10) – 90€/member 
  • Mid-size Group (11-20) – 80€/member
  • Large Group (more than 21) – 70€/member

As soon as your application is submitted and approved, you will be asked to pay your registration fee, preferably by bank transfer or alternatively via credit card. Once your payment is confirmed, you will be sent CTLS Member Card and the receipt by e-mail.

  • To be part of a pan-European, multidisciplinary, democratic and inclusive community of professionals focused on life science core facilities, research infrastructures and shared resource laboratories.
  • To boost my career by participating in a thriving network of like-minded individuals
  • To help my lab reach and maintain a cutting-edge level
  • To discuss with my peers emerging methods and technologies
  • To share best practice guidelines and take part in establishing community-wide standard operating procedures
  • To help me translate my ideas into reality by sharing them in a favorable environment for their realization
  • To gain privileged access and reduced fees for congresses, workshops and training events focused on topics relevant to my interests and needs.
  • Access to a wide variety of relevant events, such as congresses, workshops, and training schools
  • Access to members’only section of the website containing a large database, as well as useful documents and resources
  • Favorable networking environment to foster joint activities and benchmarking initiatives promoted by CTLS members
  • Information on career opportunities
  • Assistance in quality assurance and certification procedures
  • Useful information and assistance for the establishment of informal or formalized national and transnational Access schemes between CTLS laboratories
  • Showcasing of the role of shared resource laboratories in research and innovation
  • Critical mass for lobbying policy-making and funding institutions, agencies and organizations
  • Anyone working in or with core facilities, research infrastructures and other shared resource laboratories in any field of life sciences and biomedicine, and in whatever context (non-profit research organization, industrial or contract research organization, administrative entity , …)
  • Anyone with an interest in promoting, supporting or developing what shared resource laboratories can offer, from services to innovative R&D and training support

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