ACCSS distinguishes ordinary and extraordinary membership. There are two types of regular membership:

Institutional Membership
Institutional membership is intended for academic knowledge institutions, the employers of the individual (ordinary) members. With their contribution, these institutions make a significant contribution to the activities that ACCSS develops.

Individual Membership
Academic cybersecurity researchers are the target group for individual ACCSS membership. As a member they have voting rights, ‘carry’ the association through their active participation. Only they can stand for election for a board position. ACCSS distinguishes two categories of normal (individual) membership. Members can only be natural persons who:

  • be employed by, or otherwise permanently associated with, an institution for scientific education established in the Netherlands or conduct scientific research within the meaning of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (or an institution that is equivalent in the opinion of the board); and
  • engage in cybersecurity research and/or education in that context, regardless of the scientific discipline from which they do so.

Contribution per (association) year:

  • Ordinary individual membership category 1: € 25
    (senior researcher/permanent staff member, working at a Dutch academic institution, or emeritus until the end of the PhD).
  • Ordinary individual membership category 2: €10
    (junior researcher/temporary employee, working at a Dutch academic institution).

The first association year runs from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

The ACCSS Board will decide on your eligibility as a member and will notify you of its decision within thirty (30) days of receipt of your request, stating its reasons. After acceptance you will receive an invoice for the contribution.

You can sign up as member of the association via the webform.