Who is a member?
There are 3 types of membership:
- Full Membership – is open to all indigenous, locally constituted research or research user institutions, organizations or agencies. These organizations must be in research and / or research user development activities. They have a right to vote and can be elected for any office.
- Associate Members – can ether be individuals whose activities are directly linked with research or use of research results or non indigenous organizations, institutions and agencies which maintain a strong focus on research or use of research results. They have an observer status at General Meeting Assemblies. They don’t have a right to vote.
- Honorary / Associate Member – The executive committee from time to time proposes suitable persons / organizations to Annual General Assembly to be granted the status of honorary / associate member. An honorary member cannot vote at the General Assembly and cannot vie for any officer at the General Assembly.
How to become a member
Every aspiring member except the Honorary Member applies to the Executive Committee in writing, stating the membership status sought and the qualification of the applicant. The Executive reviews the applicant; either accepts or rejects the application. If the applicant is accepted, his / her application is tabled in the General Assembly which reserves the right to either reject the membership of an individual / organization.
Members have access to the Resource Center that house research material reports NURRU has been conducting for the last 12 years. The Center is also furnished with Internet Services which members can access.
- Members can access grants given out by the organization.
- NURRU conducts research methodology workshops as part of it research capacity strengthening for its members.
- Members can also be mentored in research where senior researchers are paired with junior researchers
- The Network provides a forum for networking with organizations / persons (researchers and research users)