Any students with interests in VPH research can request a student membership at the cost of €10. This membership is nominal and lasts for at most 3 years (no renewal is foreseen after the 3rd year). Becoming a VPH student member will offer you interesting networking opportunities and the access to exclusive initiatives, such as…
- • Travel awards to attend the VPH conferences
- • 20% discount on selected publications (Computational Biomedicine, P. Coveney, V. Diaz, P. Hunter, and M. Viceconti Oxford University Press; Multiscale modelling of the Skeletal System, M. Viceconti - Cambridge University Press)
- • Participation to the next VPH Summer School, with interesting courses and presentations from VPH experts worldwide
- • Access to VPH job opportunities and information about available courses
Personal membership allows any individuals with interests in VPH research to join without the need to request substantial institutional support. Personal members are eligible to participate in all work groups within the Institute, such as the Policy Affairs WG, getting privileged access to policy information and being involved in drafting important documents such as position statements or green papers on hot research topics. VPH personal members will also benefit from a €50 discount at VPH 2014.
Any legally established organisation can request an ordinary membership. Joining the VPH Institute will place your organisation in a network that gives you access to very broad, heterogeneous backgrounds and know-how. Your institution will have the possibility to contribute to all our initiatives such as creation of strategic documents, proposals for policies, recommendations for standards, protocols and the like. As an ordinary member you will be entitled to appoint a representative to a seat in the General Assembly of the VPH Institute that meets twice per year to define our general strategies. In addition to this, all the affiliated persons belonging to your organisation will be entitled to a €50 discount at VPH2014.
This represents a high-level of membership involvement. Supporting members will contribute in a substantial way to the financial viability of the Institute having the opportunity to drive the Institute policy, setting the agendas, proposing specific actions, approving the annual business plan and associating their own institution with the visibility of the VPH institute as a whole. A representative will be eligible to sit on the Board of Directors, the executive body that governs the VPH Institute. In addition to this, all the affiliated persons belonging to your organisation will be entitled to a €50 discount at VPH2014. Every year supporting members are selected through a public call, which is advertised on our newsletter and website. If you are interested to become a supporting member, please stay in touch with us, subscribing to our newsletter (you do that from the orange box on the left-hand side of this webpage)
Commercial organisations, charities, and governmental organisations can support the VPH Institute through sponsorships. All sponsorships must be disclosed publicly, and upon request they can receive the membership benefits for their employees. In you are interested in this membership type, please contact the VPH manager directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). The sponsorship details will be discussed case by case.
Joining the VPH Institute is very simple: download the application form, compile it, and send it to the Institute manager following the instructions enclosed.Download the application form
To date the membership of the Institute is composed of 65 institutions from three different continents and 15 countries and includes many academic, clinical and industrial key players in the area of in silico medicine.View the full list