Steps to join and participate in GSMP
First, you need to make sure your company is a member in good standing of a Member Organisation (MO) (if you want voting privileges). Non members can participate, but will not have voting rights. Secondly, you must register for a Community Room account. Once these steps are completed your company must sign the GS1 IP Policy or Acknowledgement form. Then you can apply for GSMP membership and sign up (Opt in) to participate in one or more of our Work Groups. Please use the instructions and links below to start participating.
Step 1: GS1 Member Organization (MO) Membership Status
|Question:||Is my company a member in good standing of a GS1 MO|
Yes - Go to the next step
Companies not a member of a GS1 MO can participate as non-voting member.
Step 2: GS1 Community Room Account (c-Room)
|Question:||Is my company registered in the GS1 Community Room?
If you don't know Click here for a list of participating companies
|Answers:|| Yes - Go to the next step
No - Go to the GS1 Community Room company registration page
|Question:||Do I have an account in the GS1 Community Room?
If you don't know Click here to find out
|Answers:|| Yes - Go to Step 3
No - Go to the GS1 Community Room registration page to register for a username and password
|What to expect?|| As a member of the GS1 Community Room, you
• Receive GSMP Communications
• Can request to join a Industry Engagement Group
Step 3: GS1 Intellectual Property (IP) Policy - Click Here for the GS1 IP Policy and Opt-In documents
|Question:||Has my company signed an IP with GS1, EPCglobal or MobileCom?|
Who must sign the GS1 IP Policy? An authorized signing authority representing your company’s headquarters must sign the agreement. Only one agreement is necessary per company. NOTE: if you plan to participate in GSMP work groups your company must Opt-in to the group by submitting either an Explicit Opt-In Agreement or the Automatic Opt-In Agreement (see Step 5).
What do I need to give my legal department to sign and how can I help them understand what they are signing?
1) Refer your legal department to the links provided below
Read the GS1 IP Policy (read only version)
This document explains the Intent of the IP Policy: http://www.gs1.org/docs/ip/GS1_IP_Policy_Made_Simple.pdf
2) Identify which Groups your company wants to participate in and if an Opt-in is required, provide the applicable Explicit Opt-In Agreements or Automatic Opt-In Agreement to your legal department for signature. Click below to review groups:
Step 4: Join GSMP to become a Member
|Question:||Am I a member of the GSMP c-Room|
|Answers:|| Yes - You are a member of GSMP, to join a specific working group, go to Step 5
No - go to the GSMP Group Community Room click on Join Group, to join a specific working group, go to Step 5.
|What to expect?||
You will receive an email from the GSMP Membership Administrator welcoming you to the GSMP with instructions on how to participate.
As a member of the GSMP Group, you:
As a voting member of the GSMP Group, you
Step 5: Join a GSMP Working Group (all GSMP work groups and SMGs)
Go to the GSMP Groups Webpage to view available groups to join and their respective requirements. Click on the Join Group link.
|Question:||Has my company signed the group Opt-in agreement or the Automatic Opt-In?|
|Answers:|| Yes - Your request will be accepted
No - You will receive an email with a link to the Opt-In agreement to be signed or click here to view a list of all work groups with links to Opt-Ins
|What to expect?||
As a member of a GSMP Work Group, you
As a voting member of a GSMP Work Group, you