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How to become a member?

HBSC has strict membership eligibility which is outlined below. If you have any questions of would like additional information on the process of becoming an HBSC Country Member or an HBSC Satellite Member, please contact: info@hbsc.org

Full Member

Applications are welcomed from research groups in Member states in the WHO European Region that are not part of the HBSC study. For example Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. [see existing member countries list]

Satellite Member

The HBSC network has recognised that countries/regions which are geographically within Europe but are not recognised by the WHO or EU as official Member States may like to participate in the Study. For example, Faroe Islands, Channels Islands, Isle of Man, Monaco, or Liechtenstein. Please note that HBSC Satellite Membership does not extend to separate regions within existing HBSC countries e.g. Catalonia in Spain, Italian regions, etc.

Linked Project Collaboration

What is a Linked Project?

In all fields of research it is important that researchers from across countries have a forum to discuss and develop research activities. The HBSC network has created the Linked Project status in order to gain further understanding of those who use or plan to use HBSC instruments outside of Europe and North America. If you are interested in more information regarding the Linked Project status in HBSC, please email info@hbsc.org.

Who can register to be a Linked Project?

Researchers and research groups in non-HBSC Member countries outside of Europe and North America. Potential candidates for this type of status are not eligible for other HBSC membership nor will they have automatic access to HBSC data.

What are the benefits of becoming a Linked Project?

Your research activities will be promoted on a dedicated area of the HBSC website and you will be invited to any open non-member HBSC conferences and scientific meetings. Your HBSC member partner will also keep you updated about new adolescent health and wellbeing information, research and resources as required.

How do we become a Linked Project?

If you would like to apply to become a Linked Project, please complete the Linked Project Application Form.

Please note that all applications must be approved by the HBSC International Coordinating Centre. The HBSC network reserves the right to deny applications from researchers/research groups who work in fields outside of HBSC's remit, are commercial in nature or conduct research which is contrary to the ethos of the HBSC network.