Membership structure
 

Please read below information carefully. In case anything is not clear or you have additional questions, please contact ORCA's membership secretary.

Brief Overview

1. The membership in ORCA lasts from 01 January to 31 December each year.

2. Annual membership dues:

Member location Full members Retired members and Students*
Countries with high income (e.g. Germany, UK, USA) 150 Euro 60 Euro
Countries with upper middle, lower middle and low income (e.g. Brazil, Colombia, China, India, Russian Federation, Turkey) 100 Euro 40 Euro

*Student members need to submit a certificate of enrollment as a student annually.

3. Invoices will be sent electronically by the ORCA treasurer to all existing and new members late October/early November for the following year. An announcement will posted in the news section of the ORCA website once invoices have been sent.

4. Payment of the annual membership dues is required within 30 days of the invoice being sent. The membership in ORCA will be suspended on 01 January the following year if no payment of dues has been received. Non-payment of dues 180 days after the invoice was sent will result in membership termination.

5. The preferred payment option is bank transfer. Other methods of payment are PayPal or credit card (MasterCard or Visa only). All relevant detail can be found in the invoice. Other than PayPal, no form of online payment exists.

6. ORCA does not allow for memberships to be suspended (e.g. due to sabbatical). Once the membership in ORCA has been terminated, a new membership application will be required to re-join ORCA.

 

Student Membership

For persons who are students currently enrolled for a degree at a recognized academic institution and do not hold an academic appointment. Individuals may be classified at the Student Level for no more than 8 years. Student members are required to provide a certificate of enrollment as a student to the membership secretary by 10 Oct the year prior to membership renewal. Failure to provide a certificate will result in change of membership status to Full Member and a corresponding increase in membership dues.

Receive: 
Caries Research journal (online), ORCA newsletters and registration for the congress at the membership fee.

Dues: 
60 Euro, or 40 Euro, corresponding to your country *

Full Membership

Receive: 
Caries Research journal (online), ORCA Newsletter and registration for the congress at the membership fee. 

Dues: 
150 Euro, or 100 Euro per year, corresponding to your country *

Retired Membership

Only for Senior Members of ORCA, after retirement from active employment in research/academia.

Receive: 
Caries Research journal (online), ORCA Newsletter and registration for the congress at the membership fee.

Dues:
60 Euro, or 40 Euro per year, corresponding to your country *

For more information

Please contact the membership secretary at membership@orca-caries-research.org 

Honorary Membership

Lifelong, awarded by the General Assembly. No dues, receive all benefits of Senior Members.

Application and Payment 

Applications are considered by the membership committee once received. Decisions and notifications to applicants will happen in the following month after application. Please note that ORCA does not prorate membership dues.

Invoices will be sent out by the Treasurer, soon after approval of application.  

* Fees will be different for countries with high income in comparison to countries with upper middle, lower middle and low income (according to the classification of the World Bank). Members from countries other than those with high income will pay 2/3 of the normal annual dues.