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Becoming A Member

The Access 4 Learning Community (A4L) and it’s special interest group the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), is unique as it offers all members an equal voice.  Whether you are a small business or a multi-national, a one-building district/division or national education agency, your voice and opinions count and you are welcomed to the ‘A4L Table’.  This is THE place to contribute to learning tools that work seamlessly whilst ensuring data integrity, security and privacy.  There is no better place to connect with your peers, partners, contractors, clients or experts in data management and privacy!

A4L Membership Benefits

This Community is 100% supported by members – and we collectively address their pain points and ‘wish lists’ to best support their work.  The diverse Community make-up means the value add of membership depends on who you are:

FREE ACCESS

Individual search by District and/or Vendor Resource (members only) on Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Resource Registry

Access to the openly developed interoperable with privacy on the wire technical (SIF) Specification

Access to Effective practices documentation support for application integration

Access to Members/Partners information

Access to view SIF Certification Registry

Access to White Papers

Newsletter subscription

BASIC MEMBERSHIP

All ‘FREE’ access, PLUS:

Access to the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Resource Registry:

View: Secured DPAs

Search: Entire Registry across all Alliances and Countries – by State, Vendor, Resource, DPA, Grade Level and/or Content Area

Application Registry Management 

Organizational privacy workflow tool

Use of National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA)

Use of National Research Data Privacy Agreement (NRDPA)

Interoperability and Privacy Guidance (Planning, RFP language, Technical Support, etc.)

Access to Standards Use Case and Privacy Resources

Access to Community Site collaboration area

Be a part of Community Project Teams/deliverables – Developing technical standards, National Data Privacy Agreement, etc.

Ability to run for leadership positions and an equal voice ‘at the table (no matter how large or small your organization)

Access and networking opportunities to other Community Members – globally!

Community Updates and Reminders subscription

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

All ‘FREE’ and ‘BASIC’ access, PLUS:

‘Premium’ access to the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Resource Registry:

State Alliances NDPA Comparison

Automated POD Creation via the Registry’s GEPS Manager

Promotion of Resources when Alliance DPA Signed

Resource Registry API Access

Premium Member Badge for use plus Premium Member recognition at all events

Host Marketplace providers ‘Showcase’ webinars

Access to SIF Test Harness for quality control support & testing

Unlimited API Management Testing

Complimentary Certification Program Utilization

15% off Community Meetings Registration Fee

Start Your Membership Application

STEP ONE:

Please review the Membership Dues matrix below and select one of the membership buttons to start your online membership application.

All membership dues are payable per annum, shown in $USD

Vendor membership dues are based on the organization’s gross annual revenue and/or funding/grants.

Membership pricing structure is reviewed annually (January).

PLEASE NOTE:

If you are a School District interested in participating in the SDPC Resource Registry, please check if your state has an active Alliance already set-up on the Registry. (Search: State Alliances drop-down menu).  If so, please click the ‘Join Us’ link at the bottom of the search page.  Need more help, CLICK HERE >>

STEP TWO:

Once you have completed your online membership application, please sign a copy of the A4L Community Membership Agreement, and send to staff@A4L.org

By completing the online membership application process, you are automatically agreeing to the terms set out in the A4L Community Membership Agreement.

END USERS

SEA / Government / Higher Education

ALLIANCES:

Alliance ‘Lead’ Agency has full membership access, while identified districts/divisions have access to the SDPC Resource Registry and tools

<100 Districts / Divisions

>100 Districts / Divisions

STATE / TERRITORY WIDE:

State Agency and ALL districts/divisions have full membership access

<100 Districts / Divisions

>100 Districts / Divisions

VENDORS

Based on the whole organization’s gross annual revenue including funding and/or grants.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

A4L Community Non-Profit Membership” shall be a non-profit organization who wishes to be a part of the Community in a non-voting classification, but maintains all other ‘Basic’ A4L membership benefits and obligations.

Dues are based on annual funding support (including grants, donations etc.)

$0 – $5 million

$6 – $20 million

PARTNER MEMBERS

A4L Community Partner Membership” shall be an association or membership organization who has entered into a Partner agreement including reciprocal membership (as in another association). A Partner Member needs to have a similar mission to the A4L Community, and interested entities must request “Partners” status by petitioning requests through the Board of Directors. This is a non-voting classification but maintains all other ‘Basic’ A4L membership benefits and obligations.

Are you a school district who just wants to participate in the SDPC Resource Registry?

Your State may already have an Alliance which you can join.