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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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    Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer
    Help inform science policy by participating
    in the Biological Sciences Congressional District
    Visits event.
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    Biologists Visit Congress
    AIBS facilitated meetings between scientists
    and members of Congress as part of
    the annual Congressional Visits Day.
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    We're fighting on your behalf in Washington, DC. Stand
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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.

47,017

Individual expert peer reviews
performed since 2007

7,511

Individual peer reviewers
who participated in an
evaluation since 2007

5.378

Current journal impact factor
for AIBS's BioScience

14,000

Downloads from the BioScience
Talks podcast series

1,575,183

Downloads of BioScience
articles in 2016

771

Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008

1,047

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

131

Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS

News

AIBS Asks NSF to Reconsider Plan to Terminate Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant Program

AIBS wrote to the National Science Foundation about the ending of a biology grant program for graduate students.

AIBS Statement on President's Budget Request

The full details of President Trump's first budget were released on May 23. The spending plan would cut billions of dollars from federal research and education programs.

AIBS Testimony for NSF 2018 Funding

AIBS wrote to Congress in support of funding the National Science Foundation at $8 billion in fiscal year 2018.

Events

Learn How to Engage and Inform Decision-makers

Register for the AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists to become an effective and engaged communicator. The next workshop will take place October 9-10, 2017.

BioScience Talks

June 2017
River temperatures have long been an area of study, but until recently, the field has been hampered by technological constraints.

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

The recent March for Science that took place in Washington, DC, and in cities around the world, represented a collective attempt by members of the scientific community and its supporters to communicate the value of science and objectively derived facts in decision-making and everyday life.

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

Biological Data Initiative

Big, Open, Integrative, Transformative

All science is now data science.

Advances in instrumentation, sensors, data analysis techniques and tools, computing power and storage capacity, and digitization are among the factors producing quantities of information unimaginable two decades ago. These new tools and the treasure chests of data they are unlocking or capturing for the first time are enabling innovative research.

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Tweets

Some of Our Member Organizations

Society of Nematologists
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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