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Membership Guidelines

ACHRI members are "Child Health & Wellness Researchers". Criteria and guidelines are outlined in the following sections.


Those interested in applying for membership with ACHRI or requesting a review of their current member status are required to complete the ACHRI Membership Application Form and submit it along with their most recent CV to ACHRI, as indicated on the application form. If requesting a review of your current member status, please provide a short explanation as to why you seek to change your member status.

Applications requesting a dual membership (i.e., those seeking full membership in ACHRI, while holding a full member status in another Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) will be reviewed in accordance with the CSM Policy on Dual Institute Membership. Approvals from the appropriate department head and director of the other Institute must be provided as part of the application for ACHRI membership.

All membership applications undergo a review by the ACHRI Executive Leadership and ACHRI Program Directors. Review outcomes are communicated directly to the applicant.

All ACHRI members undergo an annual review in order to maintain their membership status. This includes: number of publications; external/competitive funding; training and/or supervisory activities; and research impact beyond academia. The review will be conducted by the institute, and the decision regarding the membership status will be made in consultation with the appropriate department head. Members whose research productivity does not meet required performance guidelines will be contacted.

Departing members are requested to notify ACHRI of their departure.

While decisions regarding membership will be made in accordance with the guidelines outlined in this document, ACHRI reserves the right to assess each membership application on a case-by-case basis to help guide the decision.