Membership benefit

  • Access to member only online resources found in the Training Resources and Seed ID Forum sections, which will provide ongoing support to your diagnostic skills and capacities.
  • Networking opportunities with other members sharing common interests in seed testing, seed identification, plant taxonomy and seed morphology.
  • Discounted registration fees for ISMA workshops and conferences
  • A 20% discount on open access publication fee charged by ISMA for the Seed Identification Guide.


With your membership you will not only be helping to financially support ISMA's ongoing devlopment and sharing of knowledge and tools, but you will also be actively involved in the future direction of the organization. Please see membership rights in the Section 2 of ISMA Bylaws. The membership cycle for ISMA is annual, from the date payment is received up to and including the 365th day. A special membership will be issued for the remaining period of 2018 to December 31st 2019 for 500 days.

There are three membership options:

Student member: A full time or part time post-secondary student enrolled in a university or a technical school.

Regular Member: An individual as an end user, author, scientist, researcher, stakeholder, or a member of the general public who is interested in seed morphology, seed identification, seed testing and their applications.

Corporate Member: An organization membership operates in one region or one country and has the same interests as a regular member.

Become a Member