Why become a GIN member?

Why become a GIN member?

GIN membership gives access to both organisations and individuals, allowing them to be at the centre of the leading global guideline community, promoting collaboration, shared experiences and latest developments across the globe – networking is key!

Individual members

Individuals, including students working in the field of evidence-based health guidelines, specifically those who are not employed by an eligible organisational or associate member.

Benefits include:

  • discounted registration for GIN events and conferences
  • opportunities for mentoring, professional development, and training activities by becoming a part of one of our Working Groups and Regional Communities
  • eligibility to become an Individual Trustee on the GIN Board of Trustees
  • possibility to elect one member of the Board (Individual Trustee)
  • discounted fees for the INGUIDE training program to credential guideline developers


• access to the Cochrane Library

Organisational members

Non-profit distributing organisations involved in developing, disseminating, implementing, or evaluating clinical practice guidelines, or otherwise active stakeholders in the evidence-based guideline world.

Benefits are all of the individual member benefits plus: –

  • up to 5 people can access DynaMed Plus – an evidence-based clinical decision support tool
  • access to Covidence subscription with a 20% discount
  • free entry of your guidelines to our new registry and guideline library
  • opportunity to nominate, stand for election and elect the Organisational Trustees
  • eligibility to vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • opportunity to lead a Working Group or Regional Community
  • opportunity to nominate a rising star for the Najoua Mlika-Cabanne award

Associate membership

May be available to commercial organisations, active in the field of evidence-based medicine.  Associates are not eligible for Board membership or to lead a Working Group or Regional Community.

Interested in becoming a member?

Please complete an online application form after viewing GIN’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.  Your application will be reviewed and you will hear from our Membership Manager within a few days. If you need any additional information or help with the application process, please email Alice Bird at: office@g-i-n.net

Membership fees

The main source of funding for the network comes from the fees paid by its members. However, in order to provide the widest access to our resources we have always aimed to keep our subscriptions at as low a level as possible. At our 2020 AGM it was agreed that there would be no increase to the fees for 2021.
Membership fees are based on the location of the organisation/individual. The World Bank classification is used to determine High and Upper-Middle income economies and Lower-Middle- and Low-income economies. Details of this can be found here.

Organisations are further categorised by small organisations (with a maximum of 10 staff members) and large organisations.
The table below shows our current annual membership fees since 1st April 2020.

Main CategorySub CategoryFees
OrganisationLarge organisation (>10 staff)£2,420 
Small organisations (<11 staff)£1,595
Low and lower-middle income country
Consumer organisations
£640
IndividualsIndividual member £310
Consumer representative * / student £45 
Low and lower-middle income country£45
AssociatesLarge organisation (>10 staff)£4,430
Small organisation (<11 staff)£2,420

* The term “consumer” is used to address all groups (who are not healthcare professionals) who contribute to or could potentially contribute to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This includes individuals:
• who have a condition or disability relevant to guidelines in use, in development or in need of development, or being implemented
• such as family and friends who provide unpaid care
• from organisations representing consumer interests, including voluntary sector or non-governmental organisations.
Synonyms of consumer include ‘patient’, ‘carer’ ‘consumer advocate’, ‘service user’, ‘user representative’ or ‘patient representative’.

The individual patient/consumer representative fee applies to individual patients only and does not apply to a representative of a patient advocacy group.

The GIN membership year runs from 1st April until 31st March in line with our financial year.  In order to be eligible for a reduced conference registration, you/your organisation must have paid the full membership fees for that year.  For “umbrella organisations”, conference discounts apply to employees only, not affiliates or members of that organisation.