ICoRSA has 5 categories of membership:

  1. Type 1: Individual researchers such as students, postdoctoral researchers, industry researchers, academics, permanent or fixed-term research staff, or interested laypersons
  2. Type 2: National research staff or postdoctoral associations
  3. Type 3: Self-governing, transnational research staff or postdoctoral associations with a focus on improving conditions for researchers
  4. Type 4: Allied organizations with an interest in supporting researchers such as associations, companies, funders, governing and oversight bodies, and trusts
  5. Type 5: Organizations within and components of professional societies that have an interest in supporting researchers, such as trainee councils