Membership Types

PDA offers several different membership types. Please note these are individual-based memberships, they cannot be refunded or transferred between individuals, and we do not offer corporate membership. Standard membership includes full membership benefits and privileges. All other member types are electronic only and receive discounts on PDA Products, please see full detail below. Also, all member types receive online access to the current and former volume year of the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. To receive full access to the Journal Archive at an additional cost, please visit www.pda.org/bookstore or contact Janny Chua at chua@pda.org.

Standard/Individual Membership $259.00
This membership is available to everyone and gives you full membership benefits and privileges with no restrictions including access to our printed PDA Letter, PDA Journal Website, PDA Technical Report Portal, PDA Member Directory and member discounts.

Multi-Year Standard/Individual Membership
Save money and sign up for two, three, four, five or more years of membership. This offer is for individuals working in the bio/pharmaceutical industry:

  • 2 Year Standard: $498
  • 3 Year Standard: $747
  • 4 Year Standard: $996
  • 5 Year Standard: $1245

Young Professional Membership $100 (Electronic-only)
To be eligible for our young professional membership you must be 30 years old or younger. This member types gives you electronic Access to the PDA Journal Website, PDA Letter and Membership Directory. This member type does not receive access to electronic PDA Technical Reports or printed PDA Letter; to upgrade, please purchase standard membership.

Emerging Economy Membership $100.00 (electronic only)
To be eligible for our emerging economy membership you must live/work in a country that is designated as a developing country. This member types gives you electronic Access to the PDA Journal Website, PDA Letter and Membership Directory. This member type does not receive access to electronic PDA Technical Reports or printed PDA Letter; to upgrade, please purchase standard membership.

List of qualified countries.

Government/Health Authority Membership – Complimentary or $12 nominal fee (electronic only)
To qualify as a government organization you must be employed by an official government organization within your country. Companies or individuals contracted by an official government organization do not qualify. This member type gives you electronic access to Journal Website, PDA Letter, Technical Reports and Membership Directory. However, this member type does not give access to printed PDA Letters; to upgrade please purchase standard membership.  We offer this membership as complimentary.  If you cannot accept complimentary we also offer the option to pay a nominal fee of $12.  You must renew this membership on a yearly basis and can be done online.  There is a verification process for this member type, and a PDA representative may contact you for documentation verifying your employment with the government agency.

Academic Membership $100.00 (electronic only)
Academic memberships are for teachers or professors of recognized academic institutions. In order to activate your membership please fax/email a copy of a signed document from your academic institution indicating you are full-time employee and send with your application. This member types gives you electronic Access to Journal Website, PDA Letter and Membership Directory. This member type does not receive access to electronic PDA Technical Reports or printed PDA Letter; to upgrade, please purchase standard membership.

Student Membership $30.00 (electronic only)
Student memberships are only for individuals that are enrolled as full time students at a recognized academic institution. Full time status is determined by the individual institution at which you are enrolled. In order to activate your membership please fax/email us a copy of your official transcript and/or a letter from an administrative official at your school indicating that you have full-time student status at the institution. This member type gives you electronic Access to Journal Website, PDA Letter and Membership Directory. This member types does not receive access to electronic PDA Technical Reports or printed PDA Letter; to upgrade, please purchase standard membership.

Retired Membership $25 (electronic only)
Must be retried and employed in the pharmaceutical industry. This member types gives you electronic Access to Journal Website, PDA Letter and Membership Directory. This member type does not receive access to electronic PDA Technical Reports or printed PDA Letter; to upgrade, please purchase standard membership.

Temporarily Not Employed $25 (electronic only)
Must be temporarily unemployed and is a one-time membership extension for one year. This member types gives you electronic access to Journal Website, PDA Letter and Membership Directory. This member type does not receive access to electronic PDA Technical Reports or printed PDA Letter; to upgrade, please purchase standard membership.

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