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The Finnish Terminology Centre offers information on and expert services related to terminology work, classification work, ontology work and concept modelling work for various target groups. Both private persons and legally competent corporations can become members of the Terminology Centre. Membership is worthwhile if you are interested in efficient structuring and processing of information based on concept analysis, clarifying communication and facilitating the semantic interoperability of information systems.

If you are interested in becoming member of the Terminology Centre, please fill in the application form (in Finnish or Swedish). The Terminology Centre's board of directors decides on membership admission on the basis of the application. The membership is valid until the member itself asks for resignation. A member can also be expelled, for example, on the grounds of neglected membership fees.

Application (private persons, in Finnish)
Application (corporations, in Finnish)

Members' benefits

The members of the Terminology Centre

  • receive an invitation to member events in which it is possible to contribute to the development of the Terminology Centre's activities and be informed e.g. on current issues in the field of terminology
  • receive a newsletter 4 times a year
  • may purchase training and consultation services from the Terminology Centre at reduced membership prices
  • have a certain amount of term service free of charge each year (for corporation members)

Term service is provided by e-mail. Questions concerning, for example, term equivalents, abbreviations and definitions of concepts can be sent to the address Background information, e.g. the context, meaning and subject field of the term in question helps in getting a reliable answer. Although individual members do not have a term service quota, we do try to help all our clients in their terminology problems, if possible.

Membership fees

The membership fees are determined by the membership category and the turnover or budget of the member organisation. The membership fees are the following:

Membership category Membership fee Term service quota
private persons EUR 50 No term service
non-profit corporations EUR 160 10 answers/year
turnover less than EUR 1 million EUR 160 10 answers/year
turnover EUR 1—10 millions EUR 350 20 answers/year
turnover more than EUR 10 but less than EUR 100 millions EUR 700 40 answers/year
turnover more than EUR 100 millions EUR 1100 60 answers/year