• darkblurbg
    AIBS Informs Decision-making
    We have been informing decisions that
    move science forward for more than 70 years.
  • darkblurbg
    AIBS Receives $15,000 Donation
    An anonymous AIBS individual member has donated
    $15,000 to support graduate students.
  • darkblurbg
    Your Voice Has Never Been More Important
    We're fighting on your behalf in Washington, DC. Stand
      for science — support our advocacy initiatives today.

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

5.876

Current journal impact factor
for AIBS's BioScience

26,105

Downloads from the BioScience
Talks podcast series

1,911,323

Downloads of BioScience
articles in 2017

885

Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008

1,743

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

131

Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS

News

Congratulations to Dr. Arnold, 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Recipient

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) extends its congratulations to Dr. Frances H. Arnold, a recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Arnold has previously participated on a peer review panel that AIBS organized on behalf of the Department of Defense to assess a funded research program. Ill. Niklas Elmehed. Ā© Nobel Media

AIBS 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 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.

2018 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

Registration is now open for the annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event to be held this fall. Participation is free, but registration will close on July 19, 2018.

Events

Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists

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

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 2018.

BioScience Talks

November 2018
In this episode of BioScience Talks, we were joined by Liz Koziol from the University of Kansas. She told us about plant microbiomes and their role in restoring native grasslands.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

Communicating for Impact, Not Attention: Science, particularly biology, can contribute to informed debate and decision-making on many important issues.

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

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

Existing members click here to have your logo added.