As you know, since the implementation of the Standing Group framework earlier this year, membership to each group will now be renewed on an annual basis. This is to ensure the membership list for each group remains current and active.
The renewal process will begin on 1 December, when each Standing Group member will be able to log in to their MyECPR account and renew their membership. In much the same way as initially joining the group, this process is as easy as the click of a button. Members simply need to click on the ‘My Groups’ tab, and select ‘Renew My Membership’ next to the name of the Standing Group. The process should take no more than a minute or two. During this time, those from non-ECPR member institutions will be able to renew their membership without you needing to approve the request. Those that haven’t renewed their membership before midnight (GMT) on 31 December will automatically be removed from the Standing Group member list. It will still be possible to re-join the group via the information page of the Standing Group, however those from non-ECPR members will once again need to be approved by you as the Convenor. Please could you also ensure that you have approved or declined any pending members before 1 December to allow them time to renew their membership before 31 December.
We will be using our own communication channels to make Standing Group members aware that they will need to renew their membership, and we would be grateful if you could also communicate this information to your members via your own websites and mailing lists. The renewal process has been designed to be as simple as possible for your members, however, if you have any questions about the process please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.