Becoming a member

GOBLET is a global foundation that encompasses diverse Bioinformatics, Biocomputing, Biocuration and Computational Biology (B3CB) communities. One of its main missions is to promote links and cooperation amongst trainers and trainees in these inter-related disciplines across the world.

Established in 2012, the foundation accepts applications from:

  • organisations wishing to become part of GOBLET (Organisational members);
  • individuals wishing to become involved in GOBLET’s activities (Individual members).


Details of all membership benefits are summarised in the following table:

ContributorStudentGroup LeaderBronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
FREE€ 15€ 50€ 250€ 500€ 1,000€ 2,500
Upload and share your training materials
Networking opportunities via mailing lists & meetings
Opportunities to join/lead task-forces and join committees involved in setting standards for bioinformatics training
Opportunities to co-author peer reviewed publications
Publicity for training activities via website
Right to vote in elections
Eligible to run for committee chair position (e.g. setting standards, ect. for bioinformatics training)
Eligible to run for an Executive position, and if elected, subsidized AGM attendance
Annual fee waived for organising an AGM
Publicity for organisation (logo; highlight contributions) via website
Addition of secondary participant from organization; only 1 vote per organization
Addition of tertiary participant from organization; only 1 vote per organization; subsidised AGM attendance for one person per organization

Becoming a GOBLET contributor

If you don’t wish to become a full member of the GOBLET consortium, you may become a contributor. All that is required is to simply create an account on the GOBLET website and share your teaching resources with the community.

Membership fees

Membership fees are due annually, payable at the beginning of the year. Two categories of membership are currently open to individuals:

  • Students
  • PIs/Group Leaders/Postdocs

Four categories of membership are currently open to organisations:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

Details of prices and how to join are given in the Table below. Please note that we are able to offer a discount to individual members or organisational/institutional members residing in low- and middle-income countries, based on the World Bank classification. Please contact for details. In addition, if you would like to register for multiple years, the cost is the number of years times the one year membership rate for your level of membership. You can do this online by entering the number of years for which you wish to join in the Qty (Quantity) field in the Shopping cart. You can also request a invoice by contacting

We offer the option to pay online as a convenience. The preferred method of payment, however, is direct transfer of funds as this method incurs few, if any, additional fees. Please contact for bank account information.

On joining GOBLET as a Contributor or Member, you will become part of the global bioinformatics, biocuration, biocomputing and computational biology training community, with access to a network experienced in developing successful courses and training materials.

Renewing membership

You need to be a member and sign in to be able to renew your membership. Once logged in, please review the information in the Membership Application table below, select the level of membership at which you would like to renew, and proceed to the shopping cart.