Become a Member Organisation

A Member Organisation is an organisation which has made a commitment to the growth and spread of The Carpentries. Members receive priority access to Instructor Training and guidance with capacity building at their organisation. With local Instructors, Member organisations can readily run low-cost local workshops. Community-developed lessons enable our Instructors to globally share the effort for developing impactful lessons on technical topics. Memberships give The Carpentries revenue to ensure the ongoing development and maintenance of the lessons demanded by research communities. We also work to give your local Instructors support, mentorship, and a forum for community lesson development.

Membership Tiers

We offer five Membership levels, based on training activities expected annually. The cost for each Membership level is dependent on the purchasing organisation's geographic location, according to the World Bank's gross national income categorisation. All fees listed are in USD and represent costs for not-for-profit organisations. Costs for for-profit organisations are four times the price for not-for-profit organisations.

Membership Benefits
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Titanium
Number of Centrally-Organised workshops 2 2 3 0 0
Number of Instructors trained 0 5 12 15 0
Membership Dues (USD Annual) per World Bank's income categorisation
High income $3,600 $8,100 $16,200 $13,500 $5,000
Upper-middle income $2,700 $6,075 $12,150 $10,125 $3,750
Lower-middle income $1,800 $4,050 $8,100 $6,750 $2,500
Low income $900 $2,025 $4,050 $3,375 $1,250

In addition the benefits above, all Memberships include:

  • opportunity to send two (2) representatives to meetings of the Member Council, which meets approximately quarterly to discuss issues of importance to Member organisations,
  • opportunity to submit a candidate for our Trainer Training course, through which individuals can become certified to teach our Instructor Training courses (additional fees apply),
  • unlimited self-organised workshops,
  • access to Member pricing for additional Centrally-Organised workshops and Instructor Training seats purchased during the membership year.

A La Carte Pricing

Centrally-Organised workshops and Instructor Training are also offered independently of Memberships, to organisations or individuals who would like to purchase these benefits a la carte.

A la carte Prices (USD)
Centrally-Organised workshops Instructor Training seat
Member General Public Member General Public
High income $1,800 $3,000 $900 $1,500
Upper-middle income $1,350 $2,250 $675 $1,125
Lower-middle income $900 $1,500 $450 $750
Low income $450 $750 $225 $375

Financial Support

Organisations applying for membership at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels are eligible to apply for financial support, regardless of their country's income tier. Financial support will be awarded based on previous involvement with The Carpentries, service to underserved populations, and the potential impact of the membership on the applying organisation. Organisations awarded financial support may receive support between 25% - 50% of their tiered price. Financial support will be subject to availability and the amount of support provided will be determined through the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please consult our Membership FAQ page for more information about memberships, workshops, Instructor Training and Trainer Training. Our team is ready to answer any additional questions you may have. We are always interested in new members, and in participating in grants and other proposals. To reach us, or to find out more, please send us an email.

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