How to Join

If you are a toxicologist, or even just interested in toxicology, and keen to be part of an active society, why not join the BTS? There are many benefits to being a member – such as reduced registration rates at the BTS Annual Congress, travel awards and bursaries, news updates, discounts on toxicology books, and access to a wide network of other toxicologists.

Membership of the BTS is open to anyone with an interest in toxicology, and who supports the aims of the BTS to promote and advance the science of toxicology.

Applications (except for students, as outlined below) require nomination by two current members of the BTS. If any applicant is unable to provide these, please provide two working references and email a current CV to

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Full membership with the BTS is £112. Please click on the one of the links below to apply for Full membership with the BTS.

Full Membership – Pay by Direct Debit £112.00

Full Membership – Single payment by Credit or Debit card £112.00

Student membership is open to current students, supported by a letter of confirmation from their Head of Department. Student membership (both at undergraduate and master degree level) of the BTS is £20.00, while PhD student membership is currently £25 a year.

Student Membership – Pay by Direct Debit £20.00

PhD Student Membership – Pay by Direct Debit £25

Early Career membership is available for five years following completion of full-time education, at a rate of £50 a year. Please click on the link below to apply for Early Career membership.

Early Career Membership – Pay by Direct Debit £50.00

Early Career Membership – Single payment paid by Credit or Debit card £50.00

Retired membership is available for those who have retired from the toxicology workforce, but wish to remain involved within the BTS. Please click on the link below to apply for Retired membership

Retired – Pay by Direct Debit £45.00

Retired – Single payment paid by Credit or Debit card £45.00

Membership is governed by the BTS articles of association and Executive Committee. All applications to join the BTS must be approved by the Executive Committee, who reserve the right to refuse application without needing to give a reason.

The membership year with the BTS runs annually from 1st January to 31 December. All new members will be required to renew on the 1st January the following year, with the exception of applicants accepted during the last quarter (October – December) of the year. Here the annual fee will also cover the 12 months of the next calendar year, i.e. up to 15 months’ membership.

Any increases in membership fees are ratified each year at the AGM and the membership are subsequently notified. Increases take effect in the next full year.