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What We Do


  • Collaborate with scientific societies, research institutions, and coalitions--including AIBS member societies--to work with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies to improve science policy.

  • Review and analyze federal legislation and regulatory notices, provide information to policymakers, and advocate for responsible science policy.

  • Alert our members to important issues and help them contact lawmakers via the AIBS Legislative Action Center.

  • Publish the bi-weekly AIBS Public Policy Report and the Washington Watch column in BioScience.

  • Facilitate participation of scientists with lawmakers in Washington, DC through BESC's Congressional Visits Day, and around the nation through the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.

  • Help our member societies reach their policy goals and support scientists' engagement in the public policy process through congressional briefings and meetings, and informational tools such as the AIBS/NCSE State Evolution List Serve Network.

  • Produce the weekly AIBS Federal Register Resource, which reports proposed federal rules and regulations that related to biological research and science education.

  • Provide press relations assistance on a fee-for-service basis to AIBS members. Contact Dr. Robert Gropp at for more information.

  • Provide communications and policy training to scientists.
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