Joining the CCIC grants you access to high-quality information, resources, and networking opportunities. Once you have joined you have the option to be kept up-to-date with notifications and newsletters and have the opportunity to contribute towards the consortium. There are two ways you can join the consortium – by becoming a Member or a Supporter. Joining the CCIC is free of charge and can be done online!
Membership in the Consortium shall be available to:
There are several different categories of supporters including: Associates, Trainee Associates, and Observers.
Associate Supporter status shall be open to:
Trainee Supporter status shall be open to:
Observer status shall be accorded to individuals who have demonstrated a sustained interest in the mission of the Consortium, but who do not qualify for Membership or as non-member Associates.
Examples of Observers may include: pharmaceutical company employees, trainees in unrelated fields of study, patients, members of activist groups or interested persons from non-medical backgrounds.
An Observer shall not be a member of the consortium thus shall have no vote nor hold office. The Board of Directors retains the authority to redefine or revoke benefits or status of Observers without notice.
Individuals interested in joining the Consortium shall complete an application. The Membership Committee will review applications. Applicants may indicate the category they feel is most appropriate, however, the Membership Committee will determine the category best suited for the applicant. The Membership Committee may request more information from any applicant before completing their review.
The review and processing of new applications to join the CCIC generally takes between two and four weeks.
Members wishing to cease membership with the Consortium may do so at any time through written communication with CCIC staff. Membership in the Consortium shall cease if a Member resigns, fails to pay any mandatory fees for thirty (30) days, or ceases to qualify for membership in accordance with the Consortium policies and by-laws. Any Member who violates either the objects, policies or the by-laws of the Consortium may be deprived of their membership upon written notification by the Board of Directors. Member status with the Consortium shall not be transferable.
The consortium also allows Honorary and Emeritus associates based on nomination by a member of the consortium.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.