ORS Member FAQs

What is ORS 2020?

Over the course of a two day meeting held at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) business office in April 2015, the ORS Board of Directors, several invited guests, and ORS staff met to discuss the current trends in the field of musculoskeletal research, the challenges that face members, strengths and weaknesses as a society, and the importance of research to the field of orthopaedics. The result was a comprehensive strategic plan: ORS 2020.
Through the deliberations of the group it was recognized that research has no borders and that there is a need to educate, share, and collaborate on a worldwide level. The ORS mission:  To advance musculoskeletal research worldwide. The vision of the society, a big and bold statement: a world without musculoskeletal limitations.  Read more on ORS 2020.

What is the ORS Member Center?
The ORS Member Center is the home of ORS Member Profiles, Directory, and Member Forums. This site will serve as the home for our Section communities, Research Interest Groups, Committees and more! Our goal is to create a user-friendly site that will allow you to access your member only content easily and all in one place!

How do I pay my membership dues?
You will have to login into the ORS Member Center. When you renew, you will also have the opportunity to join/renew your ORS section membership.

I forgot my ORS login information (username/password).
Not sure of your login information? You can retrieve your username and reset your password.
If this is your first time logging into the ORS Member Center, you will have to reset your password. A link and directions on how to reset your password will be sent to your email address (your default username) associated with your ORS account.

I tried to login and after multiple tries, I have been locked out of my account.
If you have been locked out of your account, please wait approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) for the system to refresh and unlock your account. If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact ORS as soon as possible to unlock your account.

Where can I find current volunteer opportunities of how to get involved with ORS?
On the main ORS Member Center homepage, please select Volunteer from the top of the page. On the volunteer page you find all current opportunities of how to get involved with ORS. Many opportunities may ask you to login and complete a form to apply.

How do I access my open or paid invoices?
Looking to access a paid invoice for your records or pay your dues? Once you are logged in, you can access your ORS invoices, select My Profile and then Invoices. Please note you will receive an email notification when a new invoice has been created such as membership dues renewal or Annual Meeting registration. You will also receive a copy of your paid invoice in an payment confirmation email following successful completion of payment of an invoice. 
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How to Renew Your ORS Membership 
Online - Login to renew your membership online. To make your dues payment by credit card, login to the ORS Member Center to pay directly. Upon successful transaction of payment, a payment confirmation email and receipt will be emailed to you.

Phone – to make a payment by phone, please contact ORS at (847) 823-5770. Please have your invoice number and payment information ready.  Upon successful transaction of payment, a payment confirmation email and receipt will be emailed to you.

Fax - include your credit card details below and fax to ORS Business Office at (847) 823-5772. Credit card information required: Name as it appears on card, credit card number, expiration date, and CSV number.

Check – remit invoice and checks made payable to Orthopaedic Research Society to:
Orthopaedic Research Society
6640 Eagle Way
Chicago, Illinois 60678-1066
Wire - contact ORS at membership@ors.org for bank details.

ORS Accepted Credit Cards for Payment
ORS accepts only VISA, MasterCard, or American Express for online payments. 

What if my ORS membership has lapsed?
If your ORS membership has lapsed, please login as an existing user. If you are reinstating or joining ORS for the first time, please enter your email address to begin the application process as a new user. If you still are having issues with logging in, please contact ORS regarding your membership status.

Where can I locate my ORS Member ID#, member type, username, or expiration date?
Select My Profile. Underneath your photo, status, and wall section, you will find your profile information. For example, you will find your ORS member id#, membership expiration date, member type, and more!

How do I access My ORS Community?
Underneath "Hello My Name Is", select My Community in the Member Menu. My Community will display the latest Circles, member updates, and more! You can access the circles communities from this page. 
 

What is a Online Member Community (circles)?
Circles are user-created member networks.  ORS members can create their own circles for special interests such as Sections, Women's Leadership Forum, New Investigators, and more! To reach the Circles, please select My Community and then select the drop down mean under My Features. Select Circles. Here is a example of how to join a circle

What are Discussion Groups?
Discussion groups are another way to engage in conversation with ORS Members in topics such as special research interests, members only, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR). You can access the Discussion Groups by on the main Member Center homepage or click here to access.

How do I access the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) through my profile?
Only current ORS Active and Affiliate Members will have access to the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) and can access the journal once logged into the ORS Member Center. This link will be valid for five minutes. If you're unable to access the journal, refresh this page to generate a new link. Under Quick Links, please select Access JOR.

I am not a member of ORS, but I would like to join and become part of the ORS research community.
Please visit the Join the ORS webpage for more information on membership types and benefits. To join ORS you will start the application as a new user by entering your email address to create a profile. 

What is an ORS Research Section?
A Research Section is an affiliate of the parent organization, the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and as such, members are also bound by the Rules and Regulations and bylaws of the parent organization. The purpose of the Section is to promote the common interest of Society members in specified areas of research related to orthopaedics and the musculoskeletal system. Sections are a means of increasing communication and interaction among individuals of similar interest within the framework of a larger organization. While Sections facilitate relationships and work among individuals with a common interest, they also provide an opportunity for those individuals to participate actively in the ORS. Find out more on why join and list of current ORS Sections

What is the ORS Member Center - Member Menu?
The ORS Member Center Member Menu is home to your invoices, renewing your membership, your membership profile, member directory, Section Resources, accessing the ORS community forums (Discussion Groups & Circles). 

I have finished my training or graduated. I am no longer a student/trainee. How do I switch my membership to an Active Member (established investigator)?
Congratulations on the completion of your training and taking the next step in your career! To change your membership to an Active Member (established investigator) from an Associate Member (student/trainee) requires a few simple steps. 
If you are an Associate Member with an expiration date of 12/31/2016, please login to change your membership to an ORS Active Member!

Member Prorated Dues Schedule
Only new Active and Affiliate members shall be eligible for the prorated dues depending on when they join throughout the current membership year. Upon up for renewal, members shall pay $240.00 USD when invoices and notifications are sent out October 1 as start of the new membership year.

January 1 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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