How to join

To support a faster and more intentional roll-out of integrated modelling technology, with wider testing and validation approaches, we are seeking organizations to join us as members of the Integrated Modelling Partnership.

Membership is organized along two tracks:

  • The institutional track is for institutions whose primary interest is research and application. These institutions receive support in the use and application of the Integrated Modelling paradigm, collaborate with the core team in projects of mutual interest, and help define the future products and steer technical developments towards mutually beneficial goals.
  • The educational track is for institutions whose primary interest is education of future actors capable of applying the principles of integrated semantic modelling. These institutions collaborate with the core team in building instructional material and teaching skills to ensure adoption and improvement of the partnership’s goals.

Membership is organized by  Work Packages (WP) that apply or further develop the products of the partnership, tailoring them for specific needs (e.g., implementing a specific language extension, integrating a new data protocol or modeling paradigm, extending the worldview to cover a new domain or integrate a new vocabulary, or providing specific user interface tools or translations).

Financial support for a single WP can vary up to to a maximum of 80,000€/year corresponding to a dedicated full-time equivalent individual. Fractions of this amount will correspond to proportional commitment by the core team. In-kind contributions can also be considered depending on the total number of institutional partners and their financial contributions.

The Integrated Modelling Partnership has its core team at BC3, employing full-time technical personnel that provide: (i) development, documentation, maintenance, and support for data, model, and software products; (ii) training, events, and conferences; and (iii) communications and outreach.

All members sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  with BC3 that specifies scope and contributions of the collaboration, and is renewed yearly. The MOU is customized to specify details of WPs, including milestones, progress assessment, and deliverables.

Please contact us (info@integratedmodelling.org) for more information about joining the Integrated Modelling Partnership.