Frequently asked questions about membership


How much does it cost to become a member?

For  information on how much it costs to be a member of the ABPI, email membership@abpi.org.uk to arrange a phone call or face-to-face meeting with our membership services team. We will be happy to explain how to calculate the membership fee for your organisation.

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Can individuals become members of the ABPI?

The ABPI represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies. We do not offer membership to individuals.

Is my company eligible to join the ABPI?

Membership of the ABPI is open to companies producing prescription medicines (Full membership), other organisations involved in pharmaceutical research and development (Research Affiliate membership), and those with an interest in the pharmaceutical industry that operate in the UK (General Affiliate membership).

Whatever category of membership, your company must operate in the UK to apply to be a member of ABPI.

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How do I apply?

To apply for membership download the appropriate form below. Please answer all questions and send a signed copy to the address provided on the form. More information about the joining process can be found here.

How long does the application process take?

Once we receive your application form in the post, we expect the process to take approximately four to six weeks.

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What benefits do I get from joining as a member?

Our membership is diverse, so it’s important we tailor your ABPI membership  to your needs. Members can take part in the following ABPI activities and choose how best to engage:

  • Stay informed with industry developments through our regular industry monitoring and communications.
  • Join an expert network or working group focused on your interests and expertise according to their terms of reference.
  • Become an observer of a group to gain full insight into activities and group discussions.
  • Attend member events providing excellent opportunities for networking and sharing members’ views.
  • Keep up to date with topical industry issues by attending our master classes.
  • In the case of Full Members, join a senior level forum and share views with like-minded people.
  • Draw upon our expert ABPI staff  to support and discuss issues of particular interest to you. Areas of expertise include: medical and innovation, manufacturing, regulatory, commercial, health technology assessment, pricing, legal, finance, media, government affairs, and communications.
  • Engage through exclusive access to our Extranet – the portal for regular and timely communications.

For more information visit the different membership pages: Full membership, Research Affiliate membership and General Affiliate membership, or call the membership team on +44 (0)20 7747 1414.

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How does my organisation renew its membership?

Our Finance Team will automatically send invoices each year, at the time of renewal.

If you have any queries about your membership fees, please contact our Finance department on +44 (0)870 890 4333.

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