Service Provider Membership charges

Posted on Thursday, 15 July 2021

From January 2022, the UKAMF will begin charging service providers (most typically publishers) a small fee for annual membership of the federation.

All publicly funded higher education, further education, school, research, local council and national library organisations in the UK, including UK higher education owned university presses are EXEMPT from this charge.

The charge ensures that service providers are making equal contributions to institutional members in funding the running of the federation. This will also support ongoing development and future-proofing of the federation, driving value for years to come.

How will it work?

As a service provider, your annual membership fee will vary depending on the number of entities you have registered in the federation

The charge has been modelled to benefit 90% of service providers who have less than 6 entities registered. This will be charged at 1,000 per annum, equating to 83.33 per month

The maximum fee a service provider will pay is 3,000 pa to register unlimited entities

Additional benefits include the dedicated UKAMF support desk, access to the rest of the world via eduGAIN, and access to more than 96% of the UK student population

The following will be exempt from charges:

All publicly funded higher education, further education, school, research, local council and national library organisations in the UK, including UK higher education owned university presses

Organisations that do not have a service provider entity registered in the UKAMF

Members who have registered production identity entity providers. However, you may be subject to an identity provider membership charge if you are not publicly funded by the UK Government

There is more information on federation membership and tariff applicability on the UKAMF website. https://www.ukfederation.org.uk/content/Documents/Membershipchargepolicy

Webinar

We are also holding a webinar on Wednesday 21 July at 13:00 where we will answer any questions you have about the charging changes. Please email me, mark.williams@jisc.ac.uk if you would like to attend or have any questions.

As ever, if you need assistance from the UKAMF helpdesk please email service@ukfederation.org.uk.

Edited by MarkWilliams ? on 15 July 2021, at 06:25 PM