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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.

47,017

Individual expert peer reviews
performed since 2007

7,511

Individual peer reviewers
who participated in an
evaluation since 2007

5.378

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

881

Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008

1,657

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

131

Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS

News

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.

New AIBS Publication on Peer Review

AIBS has published findings from research it conducted on reviewer and applicant perceptions of criteria usage and risk evaluation in grant peer review.

AIBS Identifies Emerging Public Policy Leaders

Joanna "Jo" Downes Bairzin and Karena Nguyen have been recognized with the 2018 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award.

Events

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

June 2018
For this episode of BioScience Talks, we chatted with Brian Allan of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who works with ticks hands on and leads important research on the ecology of infectious disease..

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

Time to Swim in the Data Sea: Eight years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico focused the world's attention on a catastrophic human and environmental tragedy.

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

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
Bioquest
National Science Collections Alliance
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Organization of Biological Field Stations
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