Overview

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. Founded in 1947 as a part of the National Academy of Sciences, AIBS became an independent, member-governed organization in the 1950s. Today, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and a staff of approximately 50, AIBS is sustained by a robust membership of some 5,000 biologists and 200 professional societies and scientific organizations; the combined individual membership of the latter exceeds 250,000. AIBS advances its mission through coalition activities in research, education, and public policy; publishing the peer-reviewed journal BioScience and the education website ActionBioscience.org; providing scientific peer review and advisory services to government agencies and other clients; convening meetings; and managing scientific programs. Web site: www.aibs.org.

Historical Perspectives

The following PDF documents, provide historical perspectives on the organization:

Archives of AIBS News

Read archives of AIBS News -- from the pages of BioScience magazine -- dating from 1997 to present. The monthly column highlights the latest happenings at the organization and is available at no charge online.

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