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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Acceptance & Accessibility
Science is strengthened by the open exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas.
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:
- Develop tools to assess the demographic make-up of our scientific experts
- Develop programs that focus on peer review and policy training for minority scientists
- Publish articles focused on IDEA2 topics
- Increasing representation of minorities on peer and journal review panels
- Ensure accessible computing in all of our online and web platforms
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.
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.
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.
Plans, Surveys and Reports
- AIBS 2021 Diversity Accomplishment Report
- Demographic Survey Template
- 2021 AIBS Diversity Plan
- 2023 AIBS Diversity Plan
- 2021: Enabling Scientific Societies to Support Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, and Accepting (IDEA) Scientific Environments
- 2022: Enabling Scientific Societies to Support Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, and Accepting (IDEA) Scientific Environments 2.0
- 2023: Expanding the IDEA
- Stephen A Gallo, Joanne H Sullivan, DaJoie R Croslan, Scientists from Minority-Serving Institutions and Their Participation in Grant Peer Review, BioScience, Volume 72, Issue 3, March 2022, Pages 289–299.
- M Kathleen Joyce, Stephen A Gallo, DaJoie R Croslan , The AIBS IDEA Conference, BioScience, Volume 72, Issue 8, August 2022, Pages 725–730.
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