Supporting Biologists Since 1947

We have a rich history of collaboration across the field of biology, with an eye towards the future of science and society.

Credit: Bodo Diehn

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Who We Are

About AIBS

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity organization that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of all science and society. We work with like-minded organizations, funding agencies, and political entities to promote the use of science to inform decision-making.

In the February 2020 BioScience cover, Photinus carolinus fireflies light up a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains. Credit: Radim Schreiber

In the February 2020 BioScience cover, Photinus carolinus fireflies light up a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains. Credit: Radim Schreiber

Our Vision

To advance the biological sciences to promote increased understanding of all life.

Our Mission

To promote the use of science to inform decision-making and advance biology for the benefit of science and society.

What We Do

We support the biological sciences through our work, including:

In recent years, we have:

Cancers researchers review samples. Credit: National Cancer Institute

Cancers researchers review samples. Credit: National Cancer Institute

120 Member Organizations Strong

AIBS is made up of a diverse group of scientific organizations. Our 120 member organizations includes scientific societies, museums, botanic gardens, and universities.

Who We Are

AIBS is governed by a Board of Directors and a Council of representatives of our member organizations and is guided by a strategic plan.

Our staff has expertise in peer review, scientific publishing, science policy, communications, and technology.

The people who work here are passionate and dedicated to the advancement of biology and science. If you'd like to learn more about working at AIBS, visit us on LinkedIn.

Our Inclusivity Statement

Science is strengthened by the open exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas.

In our mission to advance science-based decision-making for the benefit of science and society, AIBS is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our staff, members, volunteers, as well as the broader life sciences community.

AIBS values and embraces diversity in gender, race, color, ethnicity, age, sex, class, religion, national origin, ability, language, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, as well as career stage, life experience, and area of expertise.

Bolstering a framework supporting the highest quality science, we are committed to cultivating a culture based on inclusion, equal opportunity, and mutual respect by promoting diversity in our community programs, publications, communications, peer advisory and review services, leadership, advocacy, and outreach.

For more, please read our Diversity Plan.

Our History

Since 1947, AIBS has been a leader in the biological sciences. Learn more about our history.

You can also read our most recent annual report.