Join a growing group of scholars, scientists, clinicians, students and other professionals who are interested in neuroethics and the responsible use of advances in brain science. Members join to interact, learn, and participate in critical neuroethics discussions that further this growing field.

All members qualify for several exclusive benefits.

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Member Types

Students – Any person who is currently enrolled in or has been accepted to a degree-granting program at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. This also includes those attending pre-university post-secondary institutions such as CEGEPs, sixth form colleges, lycées, etc. Students in secondary school (high school) may join the Society.

Trainees – Any individual who has obtained a doctoral degree and is currently in a postdoctoral position. This includes those working as a medical residents or fellows, judicial law clerks or articled students at law firms, research assistants, and contract or sessional lecturers/instructors in their first or second years out of graduate training. Recent graduates who have not yet started a trainee or professional appointment, may join or renew their membership as a student.

Professional – All working professionals no longer considered a student or trainee as defined above. This also includes retired professionals and individuals holding emeritus positions.


See details about our recent member rate changes and our rationale behind them.

Students / Trainees

Membership rates for students and trainees are based on the context of their local economies. We use the economy designations set by the World Bank to determine 'high income' and 'low / middle income'. Generally use your primary country of residence for this purpose. If you associate with multiple countries, you may select 'low/middle income' if any country with which you associate is in this classification.

Member Type


Low / Middle

Student $30 $15
Trainee $50 $25


Rates for professional members are based on annual income. Identify your salary range in U.S. Dollars (USD). If necessary, use a currency calculator to convert your annual income to USD.

Member Type

Annual Salary Range


Professional Under $30,000 (USD) $50
Professional $30,00–$50,000 $60
Professional $50,000–$75,000 $75
Professional $75,000–$100,000 $100
Professional $100,000–$150,000 $125
Professional $150,000–$200,000 $150
Professional $200,000 and up $175


Complete the membership application form to join the Society or to renew your membership.

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We recognize that the new rate structure and prices may still not be affordable for everyone. As we always have, membership waivers and additional discounts are available upon request. Contact INS Executive Director Robert Beets <[email protected]> to discuss these options.


Group Discount

We offer discounts for institutions, universities, and non-profit organizations whose faculty, staff and students are interested in joining the INS. Apply as a group and save compared to the cost of individual memberships. Contact Robert Beets <[email protected]determine if your team is eligible. 

Membership rates are discounted based on group size as follows:

  • 10% for groups of 5-9 people
  • 15% for groups of 10-14 people
  • 20% for groups of 15-19 people
  • 25% for groups of 20 or more people

Gift Memberships

To purchase one or multiple gift memberships, email Robert Beets <[email protected]>. Include in your correspondence the name, email, and the appropriate membership category for each recipient. INS staff will return an invoice which you may pay online. Once paid, a discount code will be sent to the recipient(s) to use during the membership application process.