CLS membership is available only to bona fide organizations that support the growth and development of the life sciences, and to organizations with public policy positions and business practices that are generally consistent with CLS’s mission, reputation, and policies and principles in support of innovation, including intellectual property, as determined by the CLS Board. CLS reserves the right to review applications for membership to confirm that the applicant meets these criteria for membership. CLS may, in its sole discretion, reject an application for membership or elect not to renew a membership.
Mergers and Acquisitions Policy: When two member organizations merge, dues will be the larger dues plus 75% of the smaller dues in the first year, 50% in the second year, and 25% in the third year. Standard dues will apply in the fourth year.