Becoming a Supporting Member Organisation of the Society of Biology
Membership of the Royal Society of Biology is open to learned societies, membership organisations, corporate bodies and councils operating in the biological sciences, as well as to schools and colleges. Supporting organisational members have an interest in the life sciences and the activities of the Society.
The Royal Society of Biology acts on behalf of all organisational members, and they are invited to become directly involved in our work wherever possible. The annual subscription fee for Supporting Member Organisations typically starts at £2,000 and depends on the size of the organisation.
Member benefits for Supporting Member Organisations
- Member Organisations have the opportunity to help formulate the UK's position with respect to the biological sciences. We create policy task forces, which meet to discuss and formulate responses to Government and other consultations. Member Organisations are invited to take part in these meetings, and contribute to the response, which is submitted on behalf of all Society members.
- Discounted rate for staff to become members and join our registers
- Opportunities to meet and network with other Member Organisations via our programme of Society events
- Up to 50% discounted rate on our training courses for staff
- Free course approval for CPD purposes
- Wider representation through the Society's membership of other organisations and coalitions
- Members’ e-bulletin – monthly email containing updates on Society activities and other news of interest
Please contact Mark Leach, head of membership and marketing, to discuss becoming a Supporting Member Organisation.
Supporting Organisational Members
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Association of Medical Research Charities
BASIS Registration Ltd.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
British Science Association
Ethical Medicines Industry Group
Forest Products Research Institute
Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Institute of Physics
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL)
Procter & Gamble
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Society for Public Health
Understanding Animal Research
Unilever UK Ltd