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Unlock the doors to a world of cutting-edge science and innovation by becoming a member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR). As a leading global organization dedicated to advancing the field of reproductive biology, SSR membership grants you exclusive access to a vibrant community of researchers, clinicians, and educators. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or at the beginning of your career, SSR membership offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional growth. Join us today and stay at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries, gain access to top-tier resources, and contribute to the advancement of reproductive science. Together, let’s build a sustainable world through the science of reproduction, fertility, and development.

Benefits of Membership

  • No BoR Page Charges for SSR members
  • Free standard license publication in BOR—members can publish their work behind the subscriber paywall at no charge.
  • Authors interested in publishing with an open access license will continue to be charged the discounted member rate.
  • Benefit applies to all papers with first submission date of January 1, 2024 or later.
  • The SSR member must be the corresponding author on the paper.
  • Discounted registration to SSR’s first annual meeting outside North America- We hope to see you at our 57th annual meeting in Dublin, Ireland July 15-19, 2024.
  • FREE Access to BOR – SSR members receive free, direct online access to the society’s journal, Biology of Reproduction.
  • SSR Podcast Series –The Future Conceived – hear about emerging sciences, cutting edge techniques, investigators from around the world, untold stories about our annual conference and more.
  • SSR Online Job Board – now featuring personalized job search functionality, job alerts, career resources, and, for employers, simplified job posting.
  • Tangible Support for Early Career Scientists – See all of our funding and awards opportunities here.
  • Representation at industry events – SSR has been advocating for its members at more industry events than ever. In 2023 we attended ASRM, ESHRE, CFAS, IFFS and met with attendees and leaders to brainstorm new ways we can collaborate.
  • Gates 2024- We are launching new programs in 2024 with a symposium in March and course in India in October
  • Fresh website and improved member experience – SSR is committed to making continued advances and improvements for its members.
  • FASEB Membership – Through your membership with SSR you have access to all that FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) offers. Click here to see some of the resources available to you.

Member Types

Regular Membership

This membership category is for professionals in the field of reproduction or related areas. Regular members have a doctorate or it’s equivalent in scientific accomplishments. 

Associate Membership

Associate membership is designed for those who have a scientific interest in the field of reproductive biology but are not actively engaged in research, those in clinical practice who do not expect to publish in the area of reproduction, and those research associates or senior technicians engaged in research activities in the area of reproduction.

Emeritus Membership

The Society’s Emeritus Members are a source of wisdom and intellectual vitality. Any member of SSR with a minimum of ten years’ Regular Membership in the Society, and who is retired or about to retire, is invited to become an Emeritus Member.

Trainee Membership

Any student (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral) in training in the field of reproductive biology is eligible for Trainee Membership. There are three categories of trainee membership dependent on current status, Undergraduate, Pre-Doctorate, and Post-Doctorate membership.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is designed to foster closer links between SSR and our international partner societies. In order to enroll in affiliate membership, you must be a member of one of our international partner societies. Affiliate trainees receive an additional discounted rate.

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Member Dues

2024

Membership TypeRenewal DuesNew Member Dues
Regular*$300*$300*
Associate$100$100
Emeritus$0$0
Trainee (Pre-Doctorate)$75$75
Trainee (Post-Doctorate)$100$100
Undergraduate$0$0
Affiliate Professional$50**$50**
Affiliate Trainee$20**$20**

* Regular members of the Society from developing countries may take advantage of a 50% discount on 2024 dues; for a complete list of eligible countries, please see the Oxford University Press’s list of Developing Countries here.


** Please Note: To be eligible to enroll in one of our Affiliate Memberships, you must be a member of one of our international partner societies* Learn More Here

Membership Types

SSR Members

Membership in the Society is open to individuals or organizations demonstrating active interest in the field of reproduction and related areas. Membership is conferred upon approval by the Membership Committee and is activated upon payment of dues. All members receive electronic access to the Society’s publications and are invited to the annual and special meetings of the Society.

Regular Member

“Any individual who has demonstrated professional competence in and made scientific contributions to the field of reproductive biology shall be eligible for Regular Membership in the Society” (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(a)).

Benefits

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Regular Members enjoy:

  • Reduced registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Reduced publication charges for publishing in Biology of Reproduction (when serving as Corresponding Author).

Regular Members may also:

  • Hold office, elect members and officers, and change the Bylaws (Bylaws Article V, Section 2).
  • Nominate others and be nominated for SSR Awards.
  • Serve as voting members of committees (Bylaws Article XI, Section 4).

Qualifications

  • Regular membership in the Society shall be conferred by the Membership Committee on the basis of scientific productivity and continuing interest in the field of reproduction or related areas.

A nominee must have a doctorate or demonstrate its equivalent in scientific accomplishments.

Associate Member

“Any individual or institution with a scientific interest in the field of reproductive biology shall be eligible for Associate Membership” (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(d))

Benefits

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Associate Members enjoy:

  • Reduced registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • The Bylaws are inconclusive regarding voting privileges on committees.

Qualifications

  • Individuals who are research associates or senior technicians engaged in research activities in the area of reproduction.
  • Individuals interested in the science of reproductive biology but not actively engaged in research.
  • Individuals engaged in full-time clinical practice who have not published and do not expect to publish in the area of reproduction.

Emeritus Member

“Regular Members in retirement, with at least ten years of regular membership in the society, shall be eligible to petition the Executive Director to have the Board of Directors grant them emeritus status” (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(b)).

Benefits

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Emeritus Members enjoy:

  • Waived membership dues.
  • Reduced registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Reduced publication charges for publishing in Biology of Reproduction (when serving as Corresponding Author).

Emeritus Members may also:

  • Nominate others and be nominated for SSR Awards.
  • The Bylaws are inconclusive regarding voting privileges on committees.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 10 years of Regular Membership in the Society,
  • Must be at least 65 years old
  • Must be working at no more than 25% as attested by letter/email from current/former Institutional leadership.

All requests for Emeritus Membership should be sent to membership@ssr.org.

Trainee Member

“Any individual in training in the field of reproductive biology and who has been recommended by a Regular Member shall be eligible for Trainee Membership” (Bylaws Article V, Section 1(e))

Benefits
SSR membership provides the opportunity to interact with established scientists and with other trainees in the field of reproductive biology. Career opportunities, new scientific ideas and collaborations, and lasting friendships are forged through these interactions.

In addition to the benefits received by all members, Trainee Members enjoy:

  • Reduced registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility for Travel Grants and Merit Awards.
  • Special events at the Annual Meeting, including the Trainee-Mentor Luncheon and Trainee Forum.
  • Access to SSR’s Trainee Affairs Placement Service.

Trainee Members may also:

  • Nominate a qualified individual for a Trainee Mentoring Award.
  • Represent the Trainee Membership on the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as voting members of:
    • Trainee Affairs Committee (Bylaws Article XI, Section 4),
    • ad hoc Trainee Volunteer Subcommittee (associated with the Local Arrangements Committee), and
    • any committee on which they are invited to serve (as approved by the SSR Board of Directors at the 2012 Summer Board Meeting).
  • Be appointed co-chair of an Annual Meeting session (see Trainee Affairs page for details).


Qualifications
Any student (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral) in training in the field of reproductive biology is eligible for Trainee Membership. Trainee applicants must provide a signed letter from their major professor or mentor verifying trainee status; the letter may be on department letterhead, or they may use the Mentor Signature Form. When a trainee member no longer qualifies for Trainee status, he/she may apply for Regular or Associate Membership.

Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership is designed to foster closer links between SSR and our international partner societies. In order to enroll in affiliate membership, you must be a member of one of our international partner societies. Affiliate trainees receive an additional discounted rate. Please see our Affiliate Membership page for more details.

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