The Society supports 18,000 individual members in the UK and abroad and almost 100 Member Organisations. Being a member means being part of one of the largest networks of bioscientists in the world.
We provide grants to help our members travel, develop skills, or put on events; our careers advice and training helps biologists at all levels further their careers, and our professional registers help our members demonstrate their abilities and competence to employers.
We offer a range of networking opportunities to help facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Our accreditation programme ensures that biology degree programmes in the UK and overseas provide bioscience graduates with the skills employers need, and through regional grants and our regional branches we support local life science events and activities.
We act as a central facilitator for a huge range of collaborative projects, events and activities involving our Member Organisations and the wider bioscience community, and offer valuable administrative support to smaller scientific societies and organisations.
We aim to:
- Create a new package of support for early career biologists by 2020 to help support our members progression through each career stage
- Support the delivery of focused, quality higher education in the UK by ensuring 75% of UK-based institutions achieve Accreditation for relevant bio-science based degree programmes by 2021
- Support life science students through an extensive series of bioscience primer textbooks with at least five titles in 2019 and a further 10 by late 2020
- Develop 10 new online courses by 2021, ensuring better access to training for biologists who cannot easily attend courses where they are physically delivered.
Related news and links
- RSB grants homepage
- RSB members recognised in 2019 New Year’s honours list
- Career and teaching resources from the RSB
- 'Returners to bioscience' resources: for scientists considering or returning from a career break