Founded in 1947, in 2022 AIBS celebrates its 75th anniversary

What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us

We're committed to ingraining Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Acceptance & Accessibility into all aspects of our work.

Let's share the IDEA far and wide. Credit: Johannes Plenio

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We trust in a simple IDEA...

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Acceptance & Accessibility

Science is strengthened by the open exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas.

Our Commitment

AIBS is committed to increasing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Acceptance & Accessibility (IDEA2) in the biological sciences. To demonstrate our commitment, AIBS will focus on developing programs that center on our core activities of assessment, training, communication, and advocacy. Our efforts are outlined in our Diversity Plan. We are working to:

Our Inclusivity Statement

Science is strengthened by the open exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas. In our mission to advance science-based decision-making for the benefit of science and society, AIBS is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our staff, members, volunteers, as well as the broader life sciences community. AIBS values and embraces diversity in gender, race, color, ethnicity, age, sex, class, religion, national origin, ability, language, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, as well as career stage, life experience, and area of expertise. Bolstering a framework supporting the highest quality science, we are committed to cultivating a culture based on inclusion, equal opportunity, and mutual respect by promoting diversity in our community programs, publications, communications, peer advisory and review services, leadership, advocacy, and outreach.

"Why be a star when you can make a constellation?" Mariam Kaba. Credit: Skye Studios

"Why be a star when you can make a constellation?" Mariam Kaba. Credit: Skye Studios

Our Work

AIBS is taking intentional steps to increase IDEA2 in the biological sciences. We are working internally and externally to foster a more diverse and equitable organization and society. Learn more about our recent accomplishments. A few highlights of our activities are:

Collaborate With Us

Diversity in science means collaboration. We welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with like-minded organizations and academic institutions. Learn more about ways to collaborate with AIBS.

Resources

We are committed to an open exchange of knowledge, tools and resources. We’re building a shared resource in collaboration with our members and partners to enable our community to move forward together.



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