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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

5.876

Current journal impact factor
for AIBS's BioScience

37,403

Downloads from the BioScience
Talks podcast series

1,911,323

Downloads of BioScience
articles in 2017

970

Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008

1,800

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

131

Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS

News

BCON Releases Latest Report

The Biodiversity Collections Network, an NSF-funded project led by AIBS in partnership with NSC Alliance and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, released Extending US Biodiversity Collections to Promote Research and Education at the National Press Club on April 4, 2019.

New AIBS Strategic Plan Released

AIBS is excited to release the 2019 Strategic Plan. The plan articulates an exciting and ambitious vision for AIBS: Advance the biological sciences to promote increased understanding of life.

AIBS Names Emerging Public Policy Leaders

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

Events

2019 AIBS Congressional District Visits

Join AIBS for our annual Congressional District Visits. This event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials in their home state--not in Washington, DC--and allows policymakers to learn first-hand about the science and research facilities in their district.

BioScience Talks

May 2019
On this episode of BioScience Talks, we had the opportunity to speak with numerous eminent presenters and participants at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) Annual Meeting, who discussed numerous topics on the cutting edge of space-related research.

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

NEON Should Be Run by Ecologists for Ecologists--The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is the largest investment in ecological research in the United States to date, with the National Science Foundation (NSF) investing more than $430 million from its Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account to build the NEON platform.

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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