The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. Founded in 1947 as a part of the National Academy of Sciences, AIBS became an independent, member-governed organization in the 1950s. Today, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and a staff of approximately 50, AIBS is sustained by a robust membership of some 5,000 biologists and 200 professional societies and scientific organizations; the combined individual membership of the latter exceeds 250,000. AIBS advances its mission through coalition activities in research, education, and public policy; publishing the peer-reviewed journal BioScience and the education website ActionBioscience.org; providing scientific peer review and advisory services to government agencies and other clients; convening meetings; and managing scientific programs.
AIBS has three offices all located in the Washington, DC area:
Public Policy Office
1444 I St., NW, Ste. 200 | Washington, DC 20005 | Phone +1.202.628.1500 | Fax +1.202.628.1509
1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200 | Reston, VA 20191 | Phone +1.703.674.2500 | Fax +1.703.674.2509 | Membership +1.800.992.2427
The Headquarters office houses our executive, education, research, and publishing operations, including BioScience magazine. Our Scientific Peer Advisory and Review Services (SPARS) conducts contract peer-review services of scientific programs and co-houses AIBS IT operations.
The Business Office
1313 Dolley Madison Boulevard, Suite 402 | McLean, VA 22101 | Phone +1.703.790.1745 | Fax +1.703.790.2672