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    AIBS Informs Decision-making
    We have been informing decisions that
    move science forward for more than 70 years.
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    AIBS Receives $13,000 Donation
    An anonymous AIBS individual member has donated
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Informing decision-making for science and society.

Peer Review

AIBS provides research funding organizations with efficient and high quality peer review and support services that help program leaders focus on the science.


AIBS provides timely and effective communication of peer-reviewed research and news and analysis to professionals, students, educators, and the public.

Community Programs

Community Programs advances the field and profession of biology and promotes and provides leadership, with an emphasis on public policy and advocacy, education, and the public understanding of science.


AIBS individual and organizational members work collaboratively to advance biology and bring its discoveries to decision-makers.


Individual expert peer reviews
performed since 2007


Individual peer reviewers
who participated in an
evaluation since 2007


Current journal impact factor
for AIBS's BioScience


Downloads from the BioScience
Talks podcast series


Downloads of BioScience
articles in 2018


Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008


Biologists who have participated in
an AIBS communications or
advocacy training program


Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS


COVID-19 Impacts on Biodiversity Science Collections

Results are now available from a survey of individuals affiliated with US biodiversity science collections to better understand the effects of COVID-19 disruptions and closures.

New Resource for Spotting COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

A new resource has been developed by experts in communications and the spread of misinformation to help people spot and respond to conspiracy theories for the COVID-19 pandemic.

AIBS Recommendations for Science Stimulus, COVID Response

AIBS shares ideas and recommendations for supplemental appropriations and stimulus ideas related to scientific research and education.


Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science

Hone your skills to be an effective member or leader of a collaborative science endeavor. AIBS will host an online interactive professional development workshop on June 15-16, 2020.

BioScience Talks

April 2020
In this episode of BioScience Talks,we are joined by Dr. Crystal Icenhour, CEO of Aperiomics, and Dr. Robbie Barbero, Chief Business Officer of Ceres Nanosciences, to discuss "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing, Next Steps, and the Role of Small Business".

Writing for Impact and Influence

AIBS is offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

Maximizing Impact: A Change to How Individuals Engage with AIBS -- The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), which owns BioScience, was established in the wake of World War II by a group of scientists concerned that the biological sciences were too siloed and fragmented. .

Subscribe to BioScience

BioScience provides peer-reviewed synthetic overviews of current biological research, together with departments about biology education, history, and the profession generally.

Interested in a career in biology?

Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely rewarding and exciting. Studying biology teaches us to ask questions, make observations, evaluate evidence, and solve problems.

Current Initiatives

2016 Annual Report

Professional Development

Participate in one of our professional education and training programs to hone the skills that will enhance your employment opportunities and career development.

If your organization is interested in having AIBS bring one of our professional development programs to your institution, please contact the Professional Development Program.

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Some of Our Member Organizations

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Society of Nematologists
Society for the Study of Evolution
National Science Collections Alliance
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Organization of Biological Field Stations
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Logo

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