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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 2017


Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008


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


Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS


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.


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

July 2018
In this episode of BioScience Talks, Alan Wilson of Auburn University and Eric Nagy of the Mountain Lake Biological Station at the University of Virginia join us to explain their assessment approach and describe the research opportunities at the REU Site programs at their institutions.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

Preparing Graduate Students for Success: Not long ago while perusing old issues of BioScience, I stumbled across a report in the May 1970 issue, in which Elwood B. Ehrle asked, "Will Graduate Programs in Biology Survive the Seventies?".


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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