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iMERR Membership Charter

The iMERR Membership Charter defines the conditions for iMERR membership and the rights and obligations of its members. The main goal of the iMERR Membership Charter is to provide incentives for iMERR researchers in all career stages to strive for top quality publishing and research impact. The current Charter aims to encourage iMERR faculty to focus on impactful and high-quality publications in research of medical education.

Navigate the membership types below.

  • iMERR Associate Membership is designed as a means of providing access to iMERR benefits and facilities to those with an active interest in research in medical education, who do not as yet qualify for regular iMERR Membership.

    Navigate the structure below to get detailed information.

    • Faculty of Erasmus MC or Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam with an appointment of at least 0.5 fte who are due to participate in an iMERR research project for at least two years from the date of application.

      • Carry out and disseminate high-quality research;
      • Actively initiate external funding initiatives
      • Be actively committed to implementing iMERR’s strategic goals;
      • Actively and collaboratively participate in activities related to the iMERR research programme.
    • These are identical to the benefits of an iMERR Fellow (read below).

    • Maximum of five years.

      • PhD degree
      • A description of the proposed research in medical education, containing a detailed work- and publication plan, which aims to satisfy the criteria for regular iMERR Membership at the end of the Associate Membership period.
        • Recent PhDs have a “grace period” of three years from the date of application for iMERR Membership. After this grace period, iMERR evaluates the status of all publications (rejection, revise-resubmit, conditional acceptance, forthcoming). The associate membership will be continued if measurable progress on obtaining the regular membership status is shown.
        • Recent PhDs on other contracts (e.g. post-docs or researchers appointed in externally financed projects) have a “grace period” of two years from the date of application for iMERR Membership. After these two years, their iMERR Associate Membership will be continued only if measurable progress on obtaining the regular membership requirements can be shown. An example of this is a (formally accepted/forthcoming) publication in a top journal in the area of iMERR
  • Navigate the structure below to get detailed information.

    • Faculty with an appointment of at least 0.5 fte of Erasmus MC or Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam who are due to participate in an iMERR research project for at least two years from the date of application.

      • Carry out and disseminate high-quality research in the domain of research in medical education
      • Actively and collaboratively participate in activities related to research programme development, research ethics policy, periodic research assessments and evaluations of iMERR
      • Actively and collaboratively participate in activities relating to the iMERR research programme
      • Build the reputation of the iMERR research programme in the international research community
      • Be actively committed to iMERR to establish and implement iMERR’s strategic goals
      • Initiating, coordinating and stimulating external funding initiatives for top grants (e.g. NWO, ZonMW, ERC)
      • Coaching early and mid-career talent;
      • Supervising iMERR doctoral students
      • (Co-)supervise iMERR PhD students
      • An iMERR Member is eligible to apply for the iMERR Support Programmes that offer advice and other (financial) support for research-related activities
      • An iMERR Member can call upon the iMERR Office for support and advice with respect to all possible activities that are designed to enhance the quality and quantity of research in medical education
      • PhD degree
      • In the most recent five (calendar) years, a publication record that meets at least one of the following conditions:
        • 3 or more publications in Web of Science SCI/SSCI journals in the subject area of Eeducation, Scientific Ddisciplines
        • Active participation in medical education research expressed in graduation of PhD students and/or applications for research grants
    • A Fellow is nominated by the Scientific Director and appointed by the Dean of the ‘penvoerende faculteit’ (Erasmus MC). The duration of the appointment is five years. Fellow appointments are not automatically renewed, and may be terminated earlier if a Fellow no longer meets the Membership criteria or if he/she demonstrates shortcomings in the management of the research programme or its commitment to iMERR.