The association has the following forms of membership:

a) Full members
Section 1: Professional societies:



Section 2: Scientific institutes and research networks


Section 2: Patient Organisations
Section 3: Legal entities and associations



Section 4: Individual persons

Currently, 293 individual persons are members of the DNVF (as of 1 June 2022). The personal members come from the field of science and research as well as from companies in the health care industry, the health care sector and associations.

b) Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring membership can be applied for informally. In addition, members of the sections 1 - 3 can apply informally for the sponsoring membership.
Currently the DNVF is supported by the following sponsoring members:

  • AstraZeneca GmbH
  • Bundespsychotherapeutenkammer (BPtK) (Full member Section 3)
  • Medtronic GmbH
  • Dr. Ausbüttel & Co. GmbH
  • Janssen-Cilag GmbH
  • Merck Serono GmbH
  • Pfizer Deutschland GmbH
  • Roche Pharma AG
  • Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
  • Takeda Pharma Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
  • Zimmer Biomet Deutschland GmbH
c) Corresponding Members
Institutions in or outside of Germany, whose permanent cooperation with the Association is of special interest can be appointed as corresponding members.



d) Honorary members

Honorary members are persons who have rendered outstanding services to the association.

The following persons have received honorary membership in the DNVF so far: