Become a Member

MEMBERSHIP TYPES AND REQUIREMENTS

Membership in ABLE consists of Institutional Members, Regular Members, and Associate Members. See below for details.


Institutional Membership

FIRST YEAR: $1000.00SIGN-UP

RENEWALS: $1000.00RENEW

As an institutional member, your pledged organization will be listed on the ABLE website and you will be permitted to use the ABLE Institutional Member Logo on your website and other marketing materials. This will let your clients, and the public-at-large, know that you are fully committed to laboratory excellence! ABLE institutional membership also grants your organization (2) individual memberships (a $250 value) at no additional cost. Individual members are entitled to vote during elections and on key issues, run for board seats, participate in committees, gain access to supplemental guidance documents, and much more.

Who should become an ABLE Institutional member?

If you own and/or operate a Bioskills facility, you are probably already well aware that there is little to no regulation or published guidance available to ensure that your organization is providing the best possible learning environment as well as maintaining an adequate quality system. ABLE sought to change this by first establishing a set of guidelines which are published and available at no cost. ABLE now offers Institutional Membership to organizations that are committed to implementing the ABLE Guidelines for best practices within their policies and procedures. An organization seeking this membership must sign the ABLE Institutional Membership Pledge, attesting to its efforts to abide by the established Guidelines. Bioskills facilities should take advantage of any opportunity to advance their perceived professionalism. Becoming an institutional member of ABLE and sharing with the world that they have made a pledge to follow best practices, is a worthy addition to any Bioskills facility’s list of qualifications.

Institutional Member Pledge

ABLE Pledged Institutional Member Logo ABLE Institutional Member Pledge
ABLE Institutional Member Logo Policy


Regular Membership

First Year: $125.00 Sign-Up

Renewals: $100.00 Renew

Regular members are individuals who serve as owners, operators or employees of Bioskills Laboratories in the following categories: Tissue providers, Industry, University, and Private entities, each of which must own and/or operate a Bioskills Laboratory.

Regular Membership Rights and benefits

  • Right to vote on organizational issues such as board members, and standards & guidelines adoption
  • Right to serve on committees
  • Member is listed in the ABLE directory accessible only to other members
  • Member’s institution listed in the ABLE web directory viewable to public
  • Ability to post approved Bioskills activities on the ABLE event calendar
  • Access to members-only resources such as SOP templates, Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan template, generic Workshop Release of Liability Waiver, and other industry useful documents
  • Discounts from ABLE negotiated products and services
  • ABLE quarterly new-letter

Regular Membership Responsibilities

  • Support and contribute to the mission of ABLE
  • Conform to the policies and standards approved by ABLE

Associate Membership

First Year: $125.00 Sign-Up

Renewals: $100.00 Renew

Associate members are individual representatives from tissue providers, healthcare vendors, healthcare professionals and associations who do not own and/or operate a bioskills facility, yet support the mission of ABLE.

Associate Membership Rights and Benefits

  • Right to serve on committees
  • Member is listed in the ABLE directory accessible only to other members
  • Member’s institution listed in the ABLE directory viewable to public
  • Ability to post approved Bioskills activities on the ABLE event calendar
  • Access to members-only resources such as SOP templates, Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan template, generic Workshop Release of Liability Waiver, and other industry useful documents
  • Discounts from ABLE negotiated products and services
  • No Voting
  • ABLE quarterly new-letter

Associate Membership Responsibilities

  • Support the mission of ABLE
  • Support Bioskills facilities that abide by the policies and standards approved by ABLE