Who can Join?
EphMRA Associate membership was introduced in 2002 and is
a) to any juridical person with an
international orientation engaged in market research and/or
business monitoring relating to health and healthcare;
b) colleges and universities;
c) companies pursuing additional business
activities such as staff recruitment, though it is a precondition
that the main focus of their activity must lie in the field of
health, healthcare or business monitoring.
Membership is corporate covering all affiliates
and the HQ office, with the same company name. Membership is
approved by the EphMRA Board according to the Association
statutes. Associate Membership fees are linked to the number
of pharma/healthcare market research employees world-wide.
See later for employee definitions.
Annual fee in CHF [swiss francs]
1 employee world-wide
1150 swiss francs
Up to 3 employees world-wide
1725 swiss francs
Up to 15 employees world-wide
2875 swiss francs
Up to 50 employees world-wide
3450 swiss francs
Up to 150 employees world-wide
4600 swiss francs
Up to 250 employees world-wide
9200 swiss francs
More than 250 employees world-wide
17,250 swiss francs
Your membership application is based on the
number of pharma/healthcare market research executives you have
working for your company across all your affiliates/offices and
By employees is meant:
Executives working in pharma/healthcare market
research from the most junior (eg graduate trainee) to the most
senior (eg President, CEO, COO, Chairman etc etc).
If the executive works only partly in
healthcare (as well as in another sector) they must be counted in
the pharma/healthcare market research employee numbers.
Part time employees can count as a half
person, contract employees should also be counted.
Not included in the pharma market research
employee head count - the non Executive
MR type functions:
- Freelancers used who are not permanently employed/on
- Field department
Applications must be made at the correct
employee level and all applications will be checked by EphMRA eg
against sources published, Yearbook entries etc. If companies
apply for membership at the incorrect membership fee level then the
Board will consider suspending the company from membership of
EphMRA. For any free services offered by EphMRA your
membership level must cover the number applying eg free places at
IMM, free Code training).
Those applying for the membership level of 1
employee must be one-person companies only. The membership is
linked to the person applying for membership only and is not
transferable to another person/name. Thus you cannot
apply for this level of membership even if you are a company with
just one person working in pharma market research - you need to
apply at the next level. This is for single person
Important note about Membership:
[does not apply to those applying for
membership at the 1 person level]
Membership is corporate
covering all affiliates and the HQ office, with the same company
name. Membership is linked to the company name. eg if
company ABC Ltd owns Company CD and Company FG (each with a
different name) then each company must apply for its own corporate
membership. If an Associate Member company changes size
during the memberhsip year/changes name then a new application must
be submitted online.
Membership Year - The
membership year runs from 1st October to 30th
September the following year. If you join in February you
will need to renew your membership on the 1st October
the same year. Fees are not adjusted according to the time of
the year when you join.
Membership will be automatically renewed at
the end of the membership year. An invoice for fees will be
issued in the month of October unless you have cancelled your
membership by having given 6 months prior written notice [this
would be in March] so as to leave at the end of September. If
you do not receive your invoice in October you need to contact
EphMRA by November.
Cancelation letters and emails must be
acknowledged by EphMRA to be valid.
Members can use the EphMRA Associate Member
logo to denote memerbship only. The name 'EphMRA' or its
Association logo or full name 'European Pharmaceutical Market
Research Association' must not be used in any context by an
Associate Member without prior permission.
Payment : -
On receipt and acceptance of your application an invoice for the
membership fee will then be issued.
EphMRA has an established procedure for invoice payment as
- EphMRA issues the invoice and the payment period is 45
- 1-2 weeks before the 45 calendar days are up an email reminder
is sent out to ask for payment
- If the invoice remains unpaid after 45 calendar days then the
following penalty fee is applied and must be paid in addition to
the first invoice amount:
|| Penalty fee added
|0 - 1000 CHF
|1001 - 5000 CHF
|5001 - 10,000 CHF
|10,001 CHF and over
After 90 calendar days from the date of the first invoice if the
first invoice and/or penalty fee invoice remains unpaid then
membership of EphMRA is suspended for a period of 12 months from
the date of the first invoice (no attendance as member/non
member). Companies are unable to participate in EphMRA
events, conference, training etc if they have outstanding invoices
(ie invoices unpaid after 45 days). The invoice will remain
on file and must be paid before any new application for membership
can be considered.
Member benefits will become available once payment is received -
not when the application form is received. Membership fees
If you have not previously been a member of EphMRA you may be
asked to support your application by supplying the names and
addresses of two current pharmaceutical/healthcare clients - this
information is treated in confidence. You will be contacted about
this if necessary.
All Associate Members should read the Association's Statutes
which give all details on the constitution.
Associate members agree to abide by the EphMRA Code of Conduct
for Market Research.