A group of ten or more members of WFATE, having a common special interest, can be officially recognized by the Association as a Research and Development Group (RDG) by fulfilling the following requirements:
- All Research and Development Groups (RDGs) shall file a statement of purpose with the World FATE Board.
- Each chair of a RDG shall file a biennial report with the Recording Secretary within 56 days of the conclusion of the biennial meeting of World Fate.
- Each RDG shall meet at each biennial meeting.
- All persons meeting with an RDG must be registered for the full WFATE conference.
Note that all financial members of WFATE can be involved in a WFATE research development group. Lapsed memberships can be renewed from the membership webpage. Individual membership is $US50 for two years and is included in the conference registration fee.