We are large, we contain multitudes

Our member organizations receive benefits that help them advance their missions and impact.

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AIBS Connects Science Organizations

Since 1947, member organizations have been the heart of our association.

Learn more about how yours can strengthen and promote the biological sciences.

An Association of Organizations

AIBS is made up of a diverse group of 118 member organizations, including scholarly societies, professional associations, academic institutions and departments, museums and science collections, and others.

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Member Benefits

We work with our members to help inform each other and the influencers who shape biology. With our large community, we help you network with others. We also address issues that concern you and your members.

Some members benefits include:

How to Join

Join as a member organization and you will be part of our mission. Contact us to learn more about your organization joinng AIBS.

Dues

Membership dues are based on the size of your organization:

Join us to provide a healthy future for biology!

Science Policy Through Membership

AIBS members support and benefit from AIBS Public Policy Office operations — you can too!

AIBS members generously contribute in partial support of the AIBS Public Policy Office. AIBS pays the remaining costs from its own funds. All contributions are ear-marked to help the AIBS Public Policy Office pay its staff and conduct its activities on behalf of the AIBS membership. Contact our Public Policy Office today to find out how to support science policy.

Funding Levels and Benefits

Compare Our Funding Levels

Member
Supporter
Participant
Collaborator
Partner
Collective action by AIBS on behalf of the biological sciences
Recieve AIBS Public Policy Reports & Action Alerts
Annual Report on AIBS Public Policy Office activities
Reprint rights for BioScience's Washington Watch column -
Special acknowledgement on the AIBS website & in BioScience -
Assistance with arranging Congressional visits -
A seat on the AIBS Public Policy Committee - -
Quarterly teleconference briefings by AIBS staff - -
Eligibility to sponsor a graduate student public policy fellow - -
Use of the AIBS Legislative Action Center - -
One or more special assistance or activity 1 - -
One special project 2 - - -
Dedicated staff time & a staff job title to work on specific issues  - - - -
Assist in developing & implementing a policy agenda/campaign - - - -
A Washington, D.C. presence & the use of AIBS facilities - - - -

Examples of specialized assistance or activity...

  • Customized Annual Report on AIBS Public Policy Office activities
  • Meeting with your board
  • Conducting policy workshops at your annual meetings (additional costs apply)
  • Assistance with responding to Federal Register notices or drafting letters to Congress
  • Assistance in organizing Congressional briefings
  • Assistance with preparing written or oral testimony

Examples of special projects...

  • Compiling information for a report
  • In-depth analysis of policy issues or funding trends in your field
  • Policy articles for your bulletin or newsletter
  • Tracking or lobbying on specific bills or provisions

Subscribe to Bioscience

AIBS no longer offers new individual memberships. But, you can still get or renew your subscription to BioScience at Oxford University Press.

Current legacy individual members can please login to read BioScience.

Connect with Us

Have questions? We’d love to talk with you about how AIBS can partner with your organization.

The List

Currently 118 like-minded organizations have joined us to ensure a bright future for biology, science, and life on earth.