Get Involved

Take advantage of a global network of R&D resources by becoming a WIPO Re:Search member, or support neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria research and capacity building by becoming a donor.

Our members include some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, prestigious academic institutions and product development partnerships.

The three categories of membership

Institutions can join in more than one category. Most WIPO Re:Search members are both providers and users of the platform.


Providers agree to contribute intellectual property (IP) know-how, materials or services to WIPO Re:Search for license or use. They are typically academic institutions, for-profit R&D organizations, or NGOs.


Users are parties interested in entering into license agreement with providers to use IP and/or materials and/or services. Users are typically R&D organizations.


Supporters encourage the facilitation of research and development of products for NTDs, malaria and TB by supporting WIPO Re:Search activities and principles.

How to join

1. Write to WIPO Re:Search:

Global Challenges Division
World Intellectual Property Organization
34, chemin des Colombettes
CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland

2. Confirm – in writing – your Organization's commitment to our Guiding Principles PDF, Guiding Principles in English

3. Provide additional supporting information:

Please indicate:

  • your Organization's intention to contribute IP, know-how, and expertise to the WIPO Re:Search database;
  • your commitment to devoting the time and resources necessary to share knowledge and resources via WIPO Re:Search.

WIPO Re:Search aims to catalyze research and development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis. Please indicate:

  • capability to conduct research and development;
  • access to infrastructure that enables research and development;
  • commitment to working in collaboration with others to develop solutions for people affected by these diseases.
Contact us

Important – All members must agree to the WIPO Re:Search Guiding Principles PDF, Guiding Principles in English

  • Arabic PDF, Guiding Principles in Arabic
  • English PDF, Guiding Principles in English
  • Chinese PDF, Guiding Principles in Chinese
  • French PDF, Guiding Principles in French
  • German PDF, Guiding Principles in German
  • Japanese PDF, Guiding Principles in Portugese
  • Portuguese PDF, Guiding Principles in Portugese
  • Russian PDF, Guiding Principles in Russian
  • Spanish PDF, Guiding Principles in Spanish


WIPO has long-term relationships with a number of key donor countries. These donor countries provide Funds-in-Trust (FIT) to finance technical assistance and human capacity building projects to developing counties and countries with economies in transition.

Funds-In-Trust for WIPO Re:Search

The Governments of Australia and of Japan have supported WIPO Re:Search via Funds-In-Trust.

FIT/IP Australia

Australia FIT/IP actively supports WIPO Re:Search to offer fellowship placements to top scientists in the field of neglected tropical diseases, TB and malaria.

FIT/IP Japan – Africa & LDCs

Japan FIT/IP has supported WIPO Re:Search training activities as well as the creation of communication materials highlighting WIPO Re:Search activities in Africa.