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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 $15,000 Donation
    An anonymous AIBS individual member has donated
    $15,000 to support graduate students.
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    Your Voice Has Never Been More Important
    We're fighting on your behalf in Washington, DC. Stand
      for science — support our advocacy initiatives today.
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    2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest Winners
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2018
    Faces of Biology Photo Contest!

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 2017


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


AIBS Names Emerging Public Policy Leaders

Barbara Del Castello and Brian Lovett have been recognized with the 2019 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award.

AIBS Welcomes New Board Members

Scientists from South Dakota State University, University of Florida, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science Join Board of Directors

AIBS Welcomes Exaptive as New Member Organization

AIBS is pleased to welcome Exaptive as a new member. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Exaptive builds software and does data science in support of medical, life sciences, and public policy research.


2019 AIBS Congressional Visits Day

Join AIBS for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education.

Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists

AIBS has developed a program to help scientists hone and practice the skills needed to secure employment.

BioScience Talks

January 2019
In this episode of BioScience Talks, Richard Pelikan, a bioinformatician at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and Austin Schwinn, a data scientist at Exaptive, joined us to discuss the collaboration, epigenetics, chromatin looping, and the future of understanding human disease.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

AIBS Celebrates and Promotes Graduate Student Leadership. The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is committed to promoting informed decision-making that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society.


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
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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