Allied Organisations are organisations who collaborate with the Coalition on specific activities and goals and participate by invitation in selected activities. They can include individual commercial organisations who work with the Coalition to promote a dialogue with industry on digital preservation issues, and developing solutions and standards, or other national and international organisations.

Partnership with an allied organisation may be for a finite period of time and/or for specific activities as agreed between the Coalition and the allied organisation. Where appropriate it may be open-ended and termination of partnership would be by six months' written notice on either side. Allied organisations may be expected to contribute agreed levels of funding and/or staff resources for shared activities and/or access to Coalition events or resources. Depending on the nature of the partnership, this may involve the payment of a subscription. The level of subscription, where applicable, will be determined by the Board of Directors.

We also maintain a category of honorary personal membership. Personal members are partners and friends who are not eligible for membership. They are invited by the Board to collaborate with us as Allied organisations or personal members, and include DPC-alike organisations operating on other domains or consultants working with the Coalition to promote solutions and standards.  Review of honorary personal membership follows the same DPC year (1st August to 31st July) and is renewed automatically annually unless written notice is given on either side.

Meet our Allied Organisations:


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