Full membership to the IDM is for researchers who are fully committed to conducting their research in the IDM, preferably accommodated in the IDM complex, for 5-year terms, which are renewable. Affiliate membership is for researchers based at UCT, elsewhere than in the IDM complex, who seek supplementary membership of the IDM because their research interests align with the general focus and current activity areas of the IDM, for 3-year terms, which are renewable.