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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.


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 2016


Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008


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


Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS


Letter to EPA on Red Team/Blue Team Climate Exercise

AIBS and several of its member societies joined a letter expressing concerns about efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to undermine climate science.

AIBS Trains Researchers to Communicate Science

AIBS staff taught four workshops and launched a new online writing course in June 2017. All of the programs were aimed at improving the communication skills of students and researchers.

Joint Society Statement on Scientific Advisors

AIBS and a dozen other scientific societies wrote to President Trump about concerns about scientific advice within the administration.


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

August 2017
For this episode of BioScience Talks, we were joined by Steven Mattocks, U-Mass Amherst researcher, who told us about the effects of damming on fish populations in the Northeast United States

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

Will budget cuts and weakened stakeholder consideration and understanding of science cause the US to miss leadership opportunities?


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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Some of Our Member Organizations

Society of Nematologists
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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