Organisations eligible to join the federation

A document detailing membership eligibility is available.

Organisations eligible to join the federation include all educational and research institutions. This covers all colleges, universities and research council funded establishments, and includes Local Authorities with responsibility for the schools sector. Please also see separate guidance on the school sector trust relationships in respect of Regional Broadband Consortia and Local Authorities. Other publicly funded bodies are also eligible for membership, subject to support from the relevant authorities.

Any commercial organisation which provides services to those sectors is also eligible to join the federation, but may require to be sponsored by a member organisation.

Since joining the federation entails making a legal agreement with the federation operator, any organisation which wishes to join must be a legal entity. This has implications.