All applications for PNC membership must be approved by its
Membership Sub-Committee, which will base its decision on a
review of the Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the applying
According to PNC's Executive Committee, there are three categories
for PNC's membership. They are:
(i) Institution Member
Any scientific academy, research council, higher education institution
or association of such institutions which expresses an interest
in facilitating information exchange and expanding electronically
readable information resources may become a Member by communicating
its intention to PNC Secretariat.
Each Institution Member allows four candidates from the
same institute to apply.
Membership fees are based on the GNP of the country where
the institution located.
10,000 per year or above
500 (NT$ 17,500)
US$ 10,000 pre year
250 (NT$ 8,750)
(ii) Individual Member
Membership is open to scholars, professionals, and researchers
who are interested in the development of information digitalization.
Students are not eligible for PNC Member. The annual fee for
individual member is US$ 50 (NT$ 1,750). Those members from
developing countries may submit an annual fee waiver to
(iii) Honorable Corporation Member
Any corporations or government organizations are interested
in sponsoring the activities of PNC may be classified as an
Honorable Corporation Member. The sponsorship fee for Honorable
Corporation Member is US$ 1,000 (NT$ 35,000) or above.