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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


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.

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.


2017 AIBS Council Meeting

The AIBS Council of member societies and organizations will meet on December 4, 2017 about "Engaging Policymakers: Opportunities for Biological Science Organizations."

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

October 2017
For this episode of BioScience Talks, we were joined by Drs. Blair and Le to talk about ways in which holistic views will help practitioners and stakeholders untangle the complex dynamics underlying the wildlife trade.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

The face of scientific publication is changing. Enabled by new technology, transparency and openness have emerged as priorities of unmatched importance, with publishers across fields and geographies rushing to stay abreast of the latest developments.


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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