Becoming a member

CRISE Membership and Participation Policy

    1.1 CRISE membership is free.
    1.2 To become a member of CRISE, a person must satisfy the conditions specific to the desired member status and submit by e-mail a membership application form, duly completed. After review of its eligibility by the director and associate director, the application is submitted to the general assembly of members, who decide by simple majority vote, during the next general assembly, on acceptance or refusal of the application.
    1.3 The procedure for becoming a member described in point 1.2 does not apply to student members or employee members, who enjoy automatic membership once they have satisfied the conditions related to their respective membership status (see 2.2 and 2.4).
    1.4 Upon completion of the membership procedure, membership is valid as long as the requirements related to the membership status are satisfied OR until the member discontinues membership. In the event that a member does not satisfy the requirements, particularly with respect to commitments (see Section 3), CRISE reserves the right to terminate his or her member status.
    CRISE recognizes four (4) categories of members: researcher member, student member, partner member and employee member.
    2.1 Researcher members
    To be eligible for researcher member status, a person must satisfy the following conditions:
    a. Conduct research on a theme directly related to one of CRISE’s research areas;
    b. Be affiliated with a Québec university institution, an establishment within the health and social services network or another recognized research organization.
    2.2 Student members
    To be eligible for student member status, a person must satisfy the following conditions:
    a. Be registered in a Québec university in a graduate or post-doctoral program;
    b. Be advised or co-advised by a CRISE research member;
    c. As part of his or her graduate studies or post-doctoral fellowship, conduct research (thesis, post-doctoral research) primarily on a theme related to CRISE’s research areas.
    The research advisor (or co-advisor) of the student that fulfils the above-mentioned conditions must submit the student’s name to the CRISE office to register him or her as a member. This formality completes the student’s membership process. Member status is maintained as long as these conditions are satisfied and ends when they are no longer satisfied, notably at the end of the study program or in the event of a change in research topic.
    2.3 Partner members
    Partner members are people or public or private associations, organizations or institutions working in a field directly related to CRISE’s research areas and collaborating in a CRISE research project, notably as a partner in research work. Partner members participate in CRISE activities by delegating one or more representatives.
    2.4 Employee members
    Any CRISE employee is automatically a member. Research professionals who work on a CRISE research project are also considered employee members. Member status is maintained as long as the person is employed by CRISE and ends as soon as this condition is no longer satisfied.
    Members, regardless of their status, commit to:
    3.1 Regularly participate in the general assembly of members and in CRISE’s networking and knowledge transfer activities (CRISE days, summer institutes, webinars, etc.).
    Researcher members also commit to:
    3.2 Present research projects related to CRISE’s research areas during CRISE’s knowledge transfer activities;
    3.3 Promote collaboration with other CRISE researchers within the context of research projects;
    3.4 Promote joint publications by at least two (2) research members or by at least one (1) research member and one (1) student member;
    3.5 Provide the documents requested by CRISE during a grant application and facilitate the process;
    3.6 Promote CRISE during scientific or professional activities (congresses, colloquia, etc.).
    Student members are strongly encouraged to present their research (thesis, publication, conference paper) as part of knowledge transfer activities, particularly during CRISE days.
    Member status confers certain privileges and benefits:
    4.1 Possibility of receiving funding for certain activities (research projects, communications, publications), particularly as part of CRISE’s annual support program;
    4.2 Free access to the documentation centre and to the services of the research officer in charge of the centre;
    4.3 Assistance in completing grant applications as well as material and administrative support;
    4.4 Support for producing webinars and publicizing them to enhance their visibility;
    4.5 Support for writing articles, research reports, etc.;
    4.6 Access to a place for meetings, discussions and knowledge transfer in suicidology and end-of-life practices;
    4.7 Belong to an extensive interdisciplinary network of researchers from several universities, professionals and clinicians in the field of suicidology and end-of-life practices.