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A Global Community

  • ISCB Student Council

    dedicated to facilitating development for students and young researchers

  • Affiliated Groups

    The ISCB Affiliates program is designed to forge links between ISCB and regional non-profit membership groups, centers, institutes and networks that involve researchers from various institutions and/or organizations within a defined geographic region involved in the advancement of bioinformatics. Such groups have regular meetings either in person or online, and an organizing body in the form of a board of directors or steering committee. If you are interested in affiliating your regional membership group, center, institute or network with ISCB, please review these guidelines (.pdf) and submit your application using the online ISCB Affiliated Group Application form. Your exploratory questions to ISCB about the appropriateness of a potential future affiliation are also welcome by Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • Communities of Special Interest

    topically-focused collaborative communities
     

     

  • ISCBconnect

    open dialogue and collaboration to solve problems and identify opportunities

  • ISCB Member Directory

    connect with ISCB worldwide

  • ISCB Innovation Forum

    a unique opportunity for industry

Professional Development, Training and Education

ISCBintel and Achievements

Tuition and Training Discounts for ISCB Members


Brandeis University
ISCB members are eligible to receive a 15% per course tuition discount on Brandeis University’s online Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics programs. The online Master of Science in Bioinformatics is a specialized, professionally-focused program comprised of courses in scripting and Python programming, data management and advanced principles in genetics. Students learn not only advanced analytical methods for complicated biological systems, but also how to index, store, and present the massive streams of data that medical and chemical research projects create.

The online Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics program can help professionals with clinical, technical, and managerial backgrounds develop their practical experience with information systems into a more specialized skillset, exploring the nature of technology’s impact on healthcare. The curriculum covers electronic health records, advanced data analytics, system security, legal issues, among other areas.

Click here to learn more about these programs.


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ISCB's Member-Get-a-Member Campaign

You’ve seen first-hand the value in ISCB membership, and now its time to share that value and your stories of ISCB with your students, colleagues, and friends.

Recruit 5 members – receive 10% off an ISCB official conference registration of member's choice

Recruit 10 members – receive 25% off an ISCB official conference registration of member's choice

Recruit 15 members – receive 40% off an ISCB official conference registration of member's choice

Recruit 25 members  – A complimentary registration to any ISCB official conference of your choice! 

In need of resources to help recruit?  No problem!  Check out the brand new Member Recruitment Toolkit

Earn discounts just by talking about the benefits of ISCB with the person next to you! 

Through our member-get-a-member campaign, we are asking members to be advocates of ISCB, to help us recruit new members, and encourage previous members to come back.

Looking for extra discounts?  Recruit any number of members and you will automatically be entered into a grand prize drawing at ISMB/ECCB 2019!  

Don't miss out on your recruitment credits, ensure your name is in the member reference field!!  

 

 




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Resources for Member-Get-a-Member Campaign


 

 

 

 

ISCB Membership Brochure

ISCB Student Council Brochure

ISCB Newsletter

ISCB COSI Flyer

ISMB Career Fair Flyer

Link to ISCB Flickr Page (images to share)



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ISCB Introduces Senior Member Designation


In an effort to find ways to further highlight the achievements of our members and reward members for their support and dedication to ISCB, ISCB is pleased to introduce the ISCB Senior Member designation.  

In 2014, after the results of the membership assessment survey were released to the ISCB Board of Directors, ISCB initiated several task forces to analyze the Society and identify areas of weakness.  The Benefits and Program Analysis Task Force identified the need to provide additional incentives for professional members to encourage them to renew their membership annually and reward those members who have shown support to ISCB over the years. After careful deliberation and discussion, the task force recommended the establishment of the ISCB Senior Member designation.

A successful candidate for Senior ISCB Member must have demonstrated sustained contributions to the field of computational biology or to ISCB.



Criteria for the Elevation to a Senior member Status:

1.    Five or more years of continuous professional membership in ISCB at the time of nomination.
2.    Ten years of professional experience in the field.*
3.    Demonstrated sustained professional performance.**

* The ten-year period begins in the year of earning doctoral degree or its equivalent. Candidates with pre-doctoral degrees can use five years of additional professional experience as a substitute for doctoral degree.

** The successful candidate for Senior ISCB Member demonstrates sustained professional performance (in a teaching, research, or development capacity in the field of computational biology) by securing three endorsements from eligible ISCB members. Eligible endorsers are professional ISCB members in good standing from the following groups: ISCB Fellows, current and past ISCB Board of Directors members, and Senior ISCB Members.



Initiating Senior Member Status:
An ISCB professional member can self-nominate via an online form for elevation to senior member status or be nominated by any of the eligible endorsers. After the ISCB staff verifies that a candidate meets the first criteria, all endorsers are given an opportunity to endorse the candidate.  Each eligible candidate securing three or more endorsements (excluding self) will be elevated to the status of senior member. As the endorsers are not required to participate in voting, senior member candidates are encouraged to contact a small number of eligible endorsers to secure their support through personal interaction.

Maintaining and Re-establishing the Senior Member Status:
The senior ISCB member must remain in good standing to retain his or her status. If good standing is not maintained, the senior member status becomes invalid. Senior member status is automatically re-established when the member returns to good standing.  However, if a senior member has more than a one-year lapse in membership and returns to good standing, he/she will not receive the 10% registration discount to ISCB official conferences unless he/she remains in good standing for two-consecutive years.

Benefits to Senior Member Status:
As a Senior Member of the Society, members enjoy
•    Recognition on the ISCB website featuring our Senior Members
•    Special recognition ribbons at ISCB official conferences
•    Opportunity to be selected for keynote speaking positions, important steering committees, and other leadership roles
•    Annual 10% registration discount off the early member rate for a select ISCB official conference of choice
•    Special ISCB Senior Member logo for website and CV

Nominations for ISCB Senior Members are open (click here).  Members who pre-qualify (have 5-years of consecutive membership) for the designation will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the form.  To check your membership status or learn more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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Invest in you, your research field - Become an ISCB Member Today!

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) has emerged as the leading professional society for participants in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. This diverse group of nearly 3,400 global members includes researchers, practitioners, technicians, students, and suppliers. ISCB Members find their experience and our benefits far exceed the investment.

ISCB Membership Benefits

Discounts

Take advantage of ISCB member discounts and attend just one ISCB official conference and your membership pays for itself!

    • 15% discount off Bioinformatics Open Access charges; In order to receive this discount, ISCB members must claim this discount prior to signing a license to publish.
    • Up to $175 savings on ISCB Official Conferences, and at least 10% on affiliated conferences
    • 25% or more savings on journal subscriptions
    • Up to 25% savings on books published by Springer, CRC Press and Cambridge University Press
    • $200 savings on Publications in the ISCB Community Journal
    • 15% per course tuition discount on Brandeis University’s online Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics

ISCB Career Center

The ISCB career center has all you need if you are looking for your first position, exploring a career change, or you need to hire someone in the field. It offers members

  • Complimentary Job Postings (valued at $300)
  • Unlimited access to the ISCB Resume Repository
  • An opportunity to Upload Your Resume (a $100 annual saving)
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Connection to Communities & Science at your Fingertips

Connecting, collaborating, and training are the lifeblood of research. ISCB membership gives you access to more than 3,400 researchers from around the world and on-demand science. Members can

  • Access the ISCB Member Directory
  • Get training and science at the click of the mouse through ISCBtv – recordings of talks from official ISCB conferences
  • Browse educational materials and curriculum development tools

Leadership, Recognition, Awards, and Travel Funding

ISCB celebrates scientific achievement and supports the development of emerging researchers. Member are eligible for:

  • ISCB Travel Fellowships, supporting travel to ISCB conferences, ECCB, PSB and RECOMB
  • ISCB Awards
  • The opportunity to become part of ISCB leadership, and influence the field by serving on committees, task forces and conference steering groups

Members who are 10 years beyond their postdoctoral fellowships may also take advantage of the Senior Member Designation, which comes with additional leadership opportunities and enhanced incentives.

Our Collective Voice Promotes, Represents, and Advocated for Science

ISCB works diligently to promote the field of computational biology and bioinformatics by having an influential voice with governments and agencies responsible for scientific funding. Our partnership with FASEB strengthens our voice, allowing us to continue to push for better scientific research funding.

ISCB Members

Make a statement about your professional commitment to computational biology/bioinformatics by joining or renewing your membership today! To become a member please visit us on the web or mail us at the address below.

web portal: www.iscb.org
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ISCB members SAVE BIG on journal subscriptions.  Check out our title selection today!

NOTE: All journal subscription orders are for January through December of the current calendar year.
Additional journals may be added.

Subscription-based journal discounts are available to members of the ISCB as follows:
Bioinformatics
Volume 35, 24 issues
First issue released in January 2019
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member $202 N/A $397
Post Doctoral Member $202 N/A $397
Student Member $103 N/A $248
Oxford University Press offers optional open access to authors, and participates in open archives of Bioinformatics 12 months after publication via the journal website. Details about optional open access are available at www.oxfordjournals.org/oxfordopen.
 
Briefings in Bioinformatics (BIB)Volume 120, 6 issues
First issue released in January 2019
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member $233 N/A N/A
Post Doctoral Member $233 N/A N/A
Student Member $233 N/A N/A
Oxford University Press does make BIB archives freely available 12 months after publication via the journal web site.
 
Briefings in Functional Genomics
Volume 18, 6 issues
First issue released in February 2019
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member $246 N/A N/A
Post Doctoral Member $246 N/A N/A
Student Member $246 N/A N/A
Briefings in Functional Genomics & Proteomics (FGP) will be published by Oxford University Press.

Oxford University Press does make FGP archives freely available 12 months after publication via the journal web site.
 
Special offer when ordered together:
Briefings in Bioinformatics (BIB)
and Briefings in Functional Genomics (BFG)
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member $432 N/A N/A
Post Doctoral Member $432 N/A N/A
Student Member $432 N/A N/A
Briefings in Bioinformatics (BIB) and Briefings in Functional Genomics (BFG) are published by Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press does make BIB and BFG archives freely available 12 months after publication via the journal web sites. This combination is not available to the general public.
 
Computers in Biology and Medicine
Volumes 104-115, 12 issues
First issue released in January 2019
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member  $169 $169 $288
Post Doctoral Member  $169 $169 $288
Student Member  $129 $129 $249
Elsevier does not offer open access to CBM archives at this time, but will give access to all back issues to all ISCB members who subscribe to this volume of the journal for the duration of the subscription period.

The list price of this journal for personal print subscriptions is $570 (online-only is not available as a list price for personal subscribers).
 
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Volumes 168-182, 15 issues
First issue released in February 2019
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member $169 $169 $288
Post Doctoral Member $169 $169 $288
Student Member $129 $129 $249
Elsevier does not offer open access to CMPB archives at this time, but will give access to all back issues to all ISCB members who subscribe to this volume of the journal for the duration of the subscription period.
 
Human Molecular Genetics
Volume 28, 26 issues
First issue released in January 2019
Online (only) Hard Copy (only) Online and Hard Copy
Professional Member $542 N/A $840
Post Doctoral Member $542 N/A $840
Student Member $542 N/A $840
Oxford University Press offers optional open access to authors, and participates in open archives of HMG 12 months after publication via the journal website.
 
Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Volume 89-100, 6 issues
First issue released in February 2019
Online (only)
Professional Member  $156    
Post Doctoral Member  $156    
Student Member  $156    
Elsevier does not offer open access to JBI archives at this time, but will give access to all back issues to all ISCB members who subscribe to this volume of the journal for the duration of the subscription period.
 
Journal of Computational Biology
Volume 26, 12 issues
First issue released in January 2019
Online (only)

Professional Member $352
Post Doctoral Member $352
Student Member $82
ISCB members who subscribe to this journal have access to all journal archival content for the duration of the subscription period. Any member who chooses to cancel a subscription to this journal will retain access to only the content published during their subscription period.  (This journal is available online-only)

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