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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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    2017 Faces of Biology Photo Contest Winners
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2017
    Faces of Biology Photo Contest!
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    Apply for the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
    Graduate students in the biological sciences who have
    demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy
    are encouraged to apply.
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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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    AIBS Receives $10,000 Donation
    An anonymous donation from an AIBS individual
    member will support our graduate student
    science policy award program.

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


AIBS Letter to Congress on Tax Reform

AIBS weighed in on the tax reform proposal moving through Congress and its potential impacts on American innovation.

Letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt on Science Advisory Boards

In a letter to the EPA, AIBS pushed back on a recent directive that bars scientists who receive EPA research funding from serving on an agency advisory board.

AIBS Invites Scientists, Organizations to Join in Celebration of Peer Review

Celebrate Peer Review Week 2017 and help to promote the use of peer review to advance informed decision-making.


2018 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.

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 2017
For this episode of BioScience Talks, we were joined by Dr. Daniel Gibson-Reinemer and his colleagues to talk about the successful recovery of the Illinois Waterway following the implementation of the 1972 Clean Water Act.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with some 1700 signatories, issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity. In this declaration, the scientists warned that human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to "vast human misery" and a planet that was "irretrievably mutilated."


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
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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