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Membership Fees


DRI's membership fees have been developed to balance accessibility with sustainability.


Term of membership

Membership runs from January to December, pro-rata fees apply for those who join later in a calendar year.

Full membership benefits have been developed to support Higher Education Institutions, National Cultural Institutions, and government agencies. Full members contribute significantly to the sustainability of DRI’s services.  

Associate membership is envisaged for smaller organisations.


Annual Membership Fees

Full membership, one calendar year - €5,000

Associate membership, one calendar year - €500

Membership fees are subject to annual review by DRI’s Board.


Discounted Fees

A discount of 10% will be applied for members committing to a three-year subscription, and fees will be fixed for the three-year period:

Full membership - €4,500 per year

Associate membership - €450 per year

DRI is committed to serving a wide variety of institutions, organisations, and groups. Unfunded organisations may also apply to join DRI; please contact us for more information: 


DRI's sustainability

DRI receives a core operating grant from the Department of Education and Skills via the Higher Education Authority and the Irish Research Council that covers a percentage of operating costs. The remainder of operating costs are raised through membership fees and external grants.



For information on becoming a member please see our Membership Benefits page

Membership is subject to Terms and Conditions