(ASB Member's Code of Conduct)
Individual memberships are managed through an on-line membership system is located at http://asbmem.org/. This system allows users to apply for or renew a membership, to purchase journal subscriptions, and to access the membership database. Please contact ASB Membership Chair (see the Executive Board) if you have any questions about using or accessing the database.
All individual memberships expire at the end of the calendar year, and thus should be renewed annually. If you are currently an ASB member with a question about dues or journal subscriptions, please contact the Treasurer (see the Executive Board). If you order Elsevier journals through ASB, here are instructions for accessing Clinical Biomechanics and Journal of Biomechanics.
Corporate memberships are managed individually with the Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in corporate membership, please contact the current Secretary.
Further information concerning application for membership can be obtained by contacting the Secretary/Membership Chair:
Andy Karduna, Ph.D.
University of Oregon
The ASB has three types of individual membership: Regular, Student, and Emeritus. Fellow status can also be bestowed on selected individual members. Information on the criteria and benefits of individual membership are detailed below. ASB also has three levels of corporate membership: Sustaining, Supporting, and Partner. Information on the criteria and benefits of corporate membership is located here.
The criteria for Regular membership in the Society are 1) expertise in the field of biomechanics (i.e., publication of scientific articles), and 2) contributions and/or an intent to contribute to the Society (e.g. attendance at the ASB Annual Meeting, Regional Meetings, or other biomechanics-related conferences). Prospective members who are not students should apply for Regular membership, and prospective members who are post-docs should apply for Regular membership.
In addition to the specific information requested in the Membership Application Form (see link below for the online membership system), please provide the following information: 1) a list of up to ten of your most recent refereed scientific papers, abstracts, and/or book chapters, 2) a professional employment history, 3) a list of the most recent annual meetings of the American Society of Biomechanics attended. Recent graduates (be sure to provide date of degree) and applicants outside North America will be given special consideration.
Just some of the benefits to membership include: 1) joining a network of colleagues with common research interests and having the opportunity to interact with them both professionally and socially at ASB-related functions, 2) benefitting from discounted prices on subscriptions to some of the leading journals in biomechanics, 3) benefitting from discounted registration fees at the ASB Annual Meeting, 4) having the opportunity to serve the research community and the Society through ASB-related service.
The criteria for Student membership are 1) having student status, and 2) contributions and/or an intent to contribute to the Society (e.g. attendance at ASB Annual Meeting, Regional Meetings, or other biomechanics-related conferences). In the online application, students may list courses or special projects (titles only) related to biomechanics in lieu of publications. Research assistantships and other related experiences should be listed under employment history. Attendance at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics is not required for Student Members, but related conferences attended may be listed.
In addition to the same benefits listed above for Regular members, Student members also enjoy access to student mentoring programs at the ASB annual meeting including the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty mentor, participate in roundtable discussions with senior-level faculty mentors, and be a part of two luncheons focused on diversity and women in science. The student Grant-in-Aid is also a great way to help support research expenses.
Emeritus member is reserved for long-standing members of the Society who have made substantial contributions to the Society (e.g. founding members), and are designated by the Executive Board.
While not a type of membership, Fellow status is awarded to select members of ASB to 1) recognize exceptional professional achievement and service, and 2) encourage continued service to the Society in a leadership role. Prospective Fellows must be nominated by a Fellow, and must be approved by two-thirds vote of the ASB Executive Board. Additional information on Fellow status, as well as the application for Fellow status, can be downloaded here.