There are two kinds of institutional association:
Associated Academic Institutes
These are usually university centres or departments, or institutes of higher education, that wish to link with the Centre for the purpose of exchanging information or to facilitate research work.
Associated Professional Institutes
These are professional organizations, or bona fide animal societies, with aims compatible with the philosophy of the Centre, that want to commission professional consultancy work, or otherwise to utilise the expertise of the Centre.
There is normally a negotiable fee for either form of institutional association.