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VALIDATE Membership

The VALIDATE Network has 355 members from 171 institutes across 47 countries. Members come from academia, industry, governmental bodies, and non-profit organisations. Our members' are interdisciplinary, with research expertise in a wide range of areas of research that can inform vaccine development. We welcome new members, who can apply to join one of our three levels of membership. All levels of VALIDATE membership are free:

 

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For senior members of the scientific, advocacy or vaccine development community who work directly in the development of vaccines against complex intracellular pathogens, who have been awarded their own funding, work independently leading their own research group, and who will add value to the Network community. This includes Group Leaders from related disciplines, such as (but not limited to) social science, epidemiology, bioengineering, and mathematical modelling.

 

Group Leaders working on complex intracellular neglected pathogens other than M. tuberculosis, Leishmania spp, Burkholderia pseudomallei and M. leprae are welcome to join VALIDATE, but should be aware that VALIDATE can only fund projects related to our four focus pathogens.

 

Investigators need to apply to the Network Management Board (NMB) for membership (at any time), and their applications will be decided upon at the next NMB meeting. They then:

  • Can lead and collaborate on pump-priming funding applications
  • Are invited to attend the VALIDATE Network annual meeting
  • Have access to our Research Data Portal, where published and unpublished data is shared to advance the field
  • Early PIs are eligible to apply for a more senior mentor, if appropriate
  • Senior Scientist Investigators should be prepared to be a potential mentor to less senior members of the Network as part of our mentoring scheme

 

All Network Investigators must sign the VALIDATE Confidentiality Agreement before they will be given full membership rights, including attendance at meetings and access to the Research Data Portal, due to the nature of the unpublished data that are shared. The Research Data Portal is under construction and will be available in 2018.

  • Post-doctoral scientists working on research directly related to vaccine development for TB, leishmaniasis, melioidosis or leprosy
  • Post-doctoral researchers working in a field/discipline related to vaccine development (e.g. social sciences, bioengineering) and VALIDATE’s focus pathogens

 

Post-doctoral researchers working on interdisciplinary research and/or complex intracellular neglected pathogens other than M. tuberculosis, Leishmania spp, Burkholderia pseudomallei and M. leprae are welcome to join VALIDATE, particularly if they are keen to build collaborations and gain experience and expertise to move fields, but should be aware that VALIDATE can only fund projects related to our four focus pathogens.

 

We particularly encourage and welcome applications from Early Career Researchers to join and benefit from the VALIDATE Network. Network Associates should apply to the Management Team for membership (at any time), and their applications will be decided upon monthly.

 

Associates are:

  • Eligible to lead or collaborate on pump-priming grants (in collaboration with a Network Investigator)
  • Eligible to apply for VALIDATE Fellowships
  • Eligible to apply for training grants
  • Eligible to apply for a mentor
  • Invited to attend our Network annual meeting and Early Career Researcher workshops
  • Able to access our Research Data Portal, where published and unpublished data is shared to advance the field

 

All Associates must sign the VALIDATE Confidentiality Agreement before they will be given full membership rights, including attendance at meetings and access to the Research Data Portal, due to the nature of the unpublished data that are shared. The Research Data Portal is under construction and will be available in 2018.

Affiliate membership is for anyone, anywhere who is interested in our Network’s research, and in vaccine development for these complex neglected diseases. We welcome all comers, including interested members of the general public, post-graduate and undergraduate students, and scientists in other research fields. Affiliate membership is granted automatically upon application, and once a member you’ll be added to our mailing list to receive our quarterly newsletter. In between these, you can keep up to date with all our news on this website and Twitter account. We look forward to hearing from you, and to hearing your views.

Members can apply to move between levels as they gain experience and expertise. All members can take advantage of all the information on our website and Twitter (@NetworkValidate), as well as our seminar series, and you can find out more about the benefits of VALIDATE membership here.

 

To join VALIDATE, please go here.

 

If you are already a member and some of your details have changed since you joined VALIDATE, please fill in the below form to update your details:

 

 

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