The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations.
Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.
Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.
Our mission is to be the unifying voice for biology, to facilitate the promotion of new discoveries in biological science for national and international benefit, and to engage the wider public with our work.
Vocal: we act as the voice for biology
Inclusive: we support diversity and equality in the life sciences for all
Uniting: we bring together individuals and organisations to achieve our vision
Leading: we lead the field in our areas of work with a proactive and honest approach
Evolving: we respond and develop our resources to meet the evolving needs of the sector
Advancing: we advance biology interest, education, professional development and policy through our dedicated staff and volunteers
Inspiring: we aim to inspire our members and the public in the wonders of biology through our communication and engagement
We use the terms biology, biosciences, life sciences, and biological sciences interchangeably to encompass all areas of the science of life from molecules, through whole organisms to ecosystems and across every specialism.
The Royal Society of Biology is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the pipeline; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.
The Royal Society of Biology is a registered charity (No. 277981) and is incorporated by Royal Charter.