In joining LAUREN, members express a commitment to using network technologies to advance the state of research, education and peace in the Americas.

Members are eligible to become connectors, or “asset stewards”. Responsibilities include the initial setup and continued management of their operation. Connectors also are required to handle all physical and business arrangements for the participants in their country who are connecting through them. In effect, stewards are the pro-term owners of the network asset for the period of their LAUREN membership.


Membership in LAUREN is open to all research or education-oriented organizations. Annual dues
are $20,000 U.S.