In order to become a Federation Member, an organization applies for membership in the Federation by agreeing to be bound by the Federation Policy in written by an official representative of the organization letter.

    Each application for membership is evaluated by the Federation Operator. Operator presents a recommendation for membership with an evaluation report to Consortium who in turn decides on whether to grant or deny the application.

    If the application is denied, this decision and the reason for denying the application are communicated to the applying organization by the Federation Operator.