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Members from all around the world

Members recognise that finding a solution, which balances the value of open access for researchers with the importance of benefit sharing, including monetary benefits, is essential.

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Member commitment

Members commit to the Network’s consensus-based governance policies, and contribute to the Network through their time, expertise and participation in Network organized activities.

Our current members

The strategic direction and substantive elements of the outputs and activities of the Network are driven by the members, all acting in their individual expert capacity. Decisions affecting the Network’s status, mission, and priorities are made by consensus among the group. The Secretariat of the Network provides a supporting coordinating and logistical role carried out by staff from Emerging Ag.




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Becoming a member

Membership applications are welcome from experts and researchers who work with DSI and are interested in engaging in the policy discussions surrounding DSI use, especially debates around access and benefit sharing.