Become a member

Our lab is more than just a teaching space and a place to run a gel. It's a community of individuals following their passion for science. Biotech Without Borders aims to make the practice of biotech accessible to everyone. Some just want a brief experience, but others may want to develop a project or conduct an exploration of their own. To become a member ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria, pay your dues, sign our membership agreement, and send it to

You might not have a use for a lab and just want to support our mission in this case consider donating to our collective on Open Collective.

  • We want to promote safe access to laboratory space. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Below are the minimum requirements to be a lab member:

    No project? No problem. Come to a class/event for inspiration or chat with another member. We still think you should become a member because sometimes it takes having the tools at your fingertips before you can really start to articulate an idea

  • We want your project to succeed. If our facilities don't have what you need to complete your task, please reach out. It's possible other members are also interested in adding to our capabilities

    • Fob/keycode access to the lab and building
    • Access to the lab equipment
    • Reduced cost consumables and reagents
    • Access to shared decision making space for members on Loomio
    • Access to (E2EE) members' chat via Matrix
    • Access to our Nextcloud (2 GB of personal storage)
    • A page on our website (if you want it)
    • Discounted entry to Classes/Events
  • Membership fees go directly into paying the bills and rent. Because we are volunteer-run we have no salaried overhead. Our fees are significantly less than what is required to cover our operations so we ask that members make an effort to contribute some time (≥8 hours every 3 months) to maintaining the lab/organization

Complete this form or send us an email to become a member