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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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    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 $13,000 Donation
    An anonymous AIBS individual member has donated
    $13,000 to support graduate students.

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 2018


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


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Register Now for Upcoming Webinar

Life Finds A Way: An Overview of the Nagoya Protocol from the U.S. Government
Thursday, February 27, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Mr. Patrick Reilly, U.S. Department of State

Participate in the 2020 AIBS Congressional Visits Day

Join the AIBS on April 20-22, 2020 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences.

AIBS Selects 2019 Faces of Biology Photo Contest Winners

Michelle Jewell, a science communicator in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been selected as the first place winner of the 2019 Faces of Biology Photo Contest. The AIBS Faces of Biology contest showcases biological research in its many forms and settings.


Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science

Hone your skills to be an effective member or leader of a collaborative science endeavor. AIBS will host an interactive professional development workshop on April 27-28, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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 October 2019.

BioScience Talks

February 2020
In this episode of BioScience Talks series, In Their Own Words, we are joined by Dr. Diana Wall, university distinguished professor, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and professor in the Department of Biology, at Colorado State University.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

Collaborating with NEON -- Although NEON science designs, data collection, and data processing are highly standardized, there are a wide range of subsystems and sampling plots contributing to NEON's catalog of open source data products.


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

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

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