Application for membership can be self-initiated or proposed by any existing DERC member and will be considered by the DERC Executive Committee. Criteria for inclusion include the following:
· Concurrence of the candidate’s research program with DERC programs and goals.
· Extramural funding (with priority given to NIH funding).
· Evidence that the candidate will enhance DERC goals by interacting with DERC members and by contributing to and benefiting from DERC activities (Enrichment Program, Cores, and P & F).
DERC membership is reviewed annually by The Program Directors. Members that no longer fit the criteria above will be reviewed by the DERC Executive Committee and considered for removal.