Individual Membership

OGC offers an Individual Membership in addition to a range of organizational membership options. This membership class is intended for independent consultants and other individuals not covered by an existing OGC organizational membership.


  • Access to Technical Committee documents through the OGC Member Portal
  • Non-voting participation in the Technical Committee (TC)
  • Voting participation in working groups of the TC (based upon rules of the group).
  • Can be a Participant in OGC Interoperability Initiatives on an in-kind resource basis, without monetary compensation.

Rules for Individual OGC Membership:

  • Applicant must certify that they are a self-employed consultant or individual who has not assigned their intellectual property rights (IPR) to another person or legal entity (employer, university, research institution, etc).
  • Applicant must certify that they are not a full-time contractor to a single employer (except when that employer organization is a member of the OGC).
  • Membership privileges apply only to the member identified in the Individual Membership agreement.
  • Individual memberships cannot be transferred.
  • An Individual Member of the OGC cannot receive "cost sharing" funds as a Participant in OGC Interoperability Initiatives
  • Individual members do not receive OGC promotional benefits