The Introductory Biology Project (IBP) is a Research Coordination Network - Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) project, supported by the National Science Foundation, which brings together faculty who teach and who are interested in improving introductory biology courses.

The Principal Investigator for the IBP is Gordon Uno, chairman of the Department of Botany and Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma, former member of the AIBS Board of Directors, and past chair of the AIBS Education Committee. Using face-to-face meetings and online social networking, the project plans to promote beneficial interactions between individuals who need help, those who have some answers, and scientific societies that can implement the changes that will have lasting, significant impact in the way biology is taught.

In 2009, AIBS received a subcontract to work with the IBP over the course of its five years to coordinate face-to-face meetings and explore the need for an online communication network to bring together those researching and teaching undergraduate introductory biology and support implementation of reform activities.

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