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Membership has an impressive array of benefits. Membership is an Institutional Membership, which means that all staff from an institute can reap the benefits of the Institute’s membership.

AIRI is a nationwide association of nearly ninety independent, not-for-profit research institutes, and has been in existence for since 1962. It is the only organization that focuses solely on the issues of independent, not-for-profit research institutes, as opposed to the larger realm of universities and hospitals. AIRI provides valuable services to members on both the political and mutual assistance levels. Government relations activities are handled by Lewis-Burke Associates and by the AIRI members themselves, addressing issues related to Congress, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other federal agencies. On the mutual assistance level, membership in AIRI provides opportunities for scientists, directors, and administrative staff to come to know their counterparts in comparable institutions. This is particularly valuable when determining how others are dealing with common problems. Our members strongly rate networking as the major benefit of membership. 

Please take a moment to review the advantages of AIRI Membership. Members may take advantage of many benefits including; the annual Compensation Survey, Annual Meetings, weekly Washington Report emails, online members-only pages, complimentary online job listings, member institute directory publications, member news, and more.


Learn the latest developments with the
AIRI Annual Meeting!
The most popular benefit of an AIRI Membership is the annual meeting. Each year the annual meeting continues to bring members together in a business casual atmosphere to network and attend premium presentations from the leaders in our field.
Connect with your colleagues
from across the country via
AIRI Listservs
Complimentary Job Postings!
Looking for a new job or want to find someone to work at your institute? Check out the latest job openings at other AIRI Institutes, or list your job opening online at no additional charge to your membership dues.
Receive our Washington Weekly Reports instantly!
Stay up-to-date as the AIRI Washington Office provides a weekly report of the latest news and views affecting our field. Additionally, you’ll find much more resourceful information here.
Download Meeting Presentations!
Easily access and download presentations from
AIRI Annual Meetings and IT Meetings.
Get an instant snapshot profile of
each member institute!
Here you can get a look at each member, including a description of the institute, their principal activities, research emphasis, sizing information (facilities square footage, staff & gross financial), and other pertinent information, such as their negotiated indirect & fringe rates. For your convenience, choose to view online or download the information as an Excel file.
Get instant access to your
colleagues contact information!

Look up your colleagues from across the country and get their phone and email.  You can also look up members by their position at their institute (i.e. finance, development, IT, research, etc.).
Get imperative links!
There is also available useful links to the Federal Agencies, OMB regulations, other research associations, and list serves of Human Resource, Development, and Finance representatives at numerous AIRI members.
Look up archival information from
AIRI Annual Meetings! 
Ever wanted to look up a program or a presentation from a past annual meeting? Well you can look up past annual meetings as far back as 2000.