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A Diabetes-Free Society

How To Become A Member

The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University has several membership categories as described below. These categories are used to determine resource availability and for annual metrics reporting. Membership is determined by submission of the membership application form and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Institute through the administrative associate

Affiliate
Affiliate status allows for participation within all Diabetes Institute related activities and access to DI infrastructure.  All researchers, clinicians, educators, administrators and trainees (including students) with interests in diabetes or its associated disorders (e.g. obesity, nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy) are encouraged to participate.  Anyone currently or previously a member of the Diabetes Research Initiative or the Diabetes/Endocrine Center will be considered an Affiliate unless they formally seek Investigator or Collaborator status as outlined below.

Investigator
Investigator status allows for participation in all DI related activities, access to DI infrastructure, access to DI financial support and participation in decisions related to resource allocation and strategic planning of DI. It is expected that DI Investigators will have exhibited an independent line of research in the area of diabetes AND demonstrated a commitment to the DI.  The executive director, division directors and the executive committee will discuss and vote on applicant requests.  While each application is considered on a case-by-case basis, the following are general expectations for consideration:

  • Hold a faculty or equivalent appointment at Ohio University. 
  • Have published at least three peer-reviewed journal articles with at least one of these articles being senior authored, or secured external grant funding related to diabetes in the previous three years.  Senior authorship is defined by being the first author OR the corresponding author.

Membership will be re-evaluated every three years.  To retain Investigator status, the following must have been achieved during the previous three year period:

  • Submitted at least one extramural grant through the Institute (extramural grants must include indirect costs)
  • Published a minimum of three peer-reviewed journal articles with at least one of these articles being senior authored
  • Participated regularly in DI activities, including meetings and retreats
  • Submitted annual metrics upon request

Collaborator
Collaborator status allows for participation in all DI related activities, access to DI infrastructure, access to DI financial support and potential for participation in decisions related to resource allocation and strategic planning of DI.  It is expected that DI Collaborators will have exhibited a dedication to diabetes educational programming, research or clinical services related to diabetes AND demonstrated a commitment to the DI.  The executive director, division directors and the executive committee will discuss and vote on applicant requests.  While each application is considered on a case-by-case basis, the following are general expectations for consideration:

  • Hold a faculty or administrative appointment at Ohio University
  • Have contributed in a significant manner to diabetes related research, education, clinical or outreach programs 

Membership will be re-evaluated every three years.  To retain Collaborator status, the following must have been achieved during the previous three year period:

  • Submitted at least one external grant or internal grant through the Institute to support diabetes-related activities or are considered "Key Personnel" on grants submitted through the institute
  • Continued contribution in a significant manner to diabetes related research, education, clinical or outreach programs
  • Participated regularly in DI activities, including meetings and retreats
  • Submit annual metrics upon request