Membership FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join ZDMS?

Any individual interested in the aims of ZDMS may apply for membership. We accept applications for membership from individuals. There are three types of membership:

Faculty Member: Any person who has a faculty appointment and/or runs an independent research program at a University, Government or Non-Profit Research Institution.

Trainee Member: This membership type applies to anyone who is a Postdoctoral trainee, graduate student and/or medical student, or an undergraduate student.

Industry Member: Individual representatives of industry and others with an interest in zebrafish disease models research who do not qualify under Faculty or Trainee Member requirements.

How can I apply for ZDMS membership?

You can apply for membership by clicking on the relevant button on the online form and filling in your details. If you are unable to complete the form, please contact us.

What happens after I send my application form?

When we receive the application form, we will process your membership application as quickly as possible and then send you an invoice for your membership fee.

How much does ZDMS membership cost?

Faculty membership: $175

Industry membership: $175

Trainee membership: $150

How can I pay for my ZDMS membership fee?

We accept online payment by credit card (Visa, Master Card and American Express). Instructions and information about payment are given on the online booking form. If you want to pay by bank transfer please contact the membership team directly at

How long does my ZDMS membership last?

Membership runs from 1st January until 31st December. All membership terms that begin in 2015 will end on 31st December and will remain the listed fee during this period regardless of when the membership begins.

Can I cancel my ZDMS membership?

Yes, you can end your membership at any time; simply send your request to However, no refund of the membership fee is possible, and any outstanding invoices must be paid.

Can I transfer my ZDMS membership to someone else?

Please send your request to

Can I apply for institutional membership to ZDMS?

No, institutions and organisations cannot become members of ZDMS. Membership is individual and personal.

Does ZDMS have a trainee or student membership?

Supporting trainees is an important mission of ZDMS. Unfortunately, at this time ZDMS does not currently give funding or scholarships to students. However, we may be able to provide funding the future, and please see our resources page for more information.

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