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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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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.

Publications

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.

Membership

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

51,050

Individual expert peer reviews
performed since 2007

7,880

Individual peer reviewers
who participated in an
evaluation since 2007

6.591

Current journal impact factor
for AIBS's BioScience

37,403

Downloads from the BioScience
Talks podcast series

2,312,457

Downloads of BioScience
articles in 2018

970

Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008

1,831

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

131

Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS

News

AIBS 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 annual report is now available. Learn how AIBS is working to provide the national leadership required to advance the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society.

New AIBS Publication on Peer Reviewer Levels of Participation and Motivations

AIBS published findings from an analysis of scientist participation levels in the grant peer review process, as well as their motivations to do so.

AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists

AIBS is excited to announce we will be offering the next Communications Boot Camp for Scientists workshop on October 7-8, 2019. Register now.

Events

Learn How to Engage and Inform Decision-makers

The AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists offers an opportunity to become an effective and engaged communicator. The next workshop will take place in October 2019.

Science-based Species Conservation Webinar

Will Changes to Endangered Species Act Worsen the Biodiversity Crisis? Join us Thursday, September 17, 2019 at 2pm ET. Register now.

BioScience Talks

September 2019
On this episode of BioScience Talks, Christine Webb of Harvard University joins us to talk about the potential for widening the involvement of scientists who study animal behavior in ongoing discussions about animal treatment.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

Public Support and Partisan Perspectives on Science -- How or should scientists participate in the policy process? Do lawmakers or the public value science?

Join AIBS

AIBS members are part of a community of individuals and organizations sharing knowledge and resources to advance research and education in the biological sciences.

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.

Find Out More

Some of Our Member Organizations

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

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