Join our co-op, and make it yours.
Members of the Data Commons Co-op come in all shapes and
forms — an organization, a project, or a part of
your life. Tell us a little about that here (we'll
call it your “organization” for short-hand). In the next
section, we'll ask specifically about the people involved.
Everyone you list here will have the
right to view and edit this application.
Give at least one “liaison”: a person
to serve as the primary contact
between your organization and the Data Commons Co-op.
Be sure to include at least one valid email address to
avoid losing access to this application.
Membership dues are calculated as a percentage of a year’s expense budget.
What counts as an expense budget, you ask? We leave that up to your judgment.
Some large organizations have chosen to limit this number to the department
or grant relevant to Data Commons Co-op activities.
The sliding-scale dues formula is as follows:
Your first year’s annual dues includes the purchase of one membership share at a book value of US$1.
Is there any another organization you would recommend as a potential member of the Data
The liaison(s), on behalf of the applying organization, agrees to abide fully by the Data Commons Cooperative articles
of incorporation, bylaws, and rules and regulations, including the data-sharing privileges and limitations
defined in each data contributor’s data license.
If the application is accepted,
membership will take effect when approved by the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled monthly
meeting. The membership fee will be due on September 1st of each year.
The fee will be pro-rated appropriately the first year.