Leading Professional Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Connecting, Training, Empowering, Worldwide

Who We Are

The International Society for Computational Biology is a recognized 501(c)3 organization based in the United States of America.


Lead the field of computational biology to maximize its global impact on science and society


A global society advocating for and advancing scholarship, research, training, outreach, and inclusive community building in computational biology and its professions.


Society membership reflects commitment toward the advancement of computational biology. The ISCB is an international non-profit organization whose members come from the global bioinformatics and computational biology communities. The ISCB serves its global membership by providing high-quality meetings, publications, and reports on methods and tools; by disseminating key information about bioinformatics resources and relevant news from related fields; and by actively facilitating training, education, employment, career development, and networking. We advocate and provide leadership for resources and policies in support of scientific endeavors and to benefit society at large.


The Society promotes the following values:


  • with transparency and honesty
  • with respect for one another
  • through active listening
  • by seeking and using feedback for self-evaluation and decision-making
  • with openness to change

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • by striving toward greater global diversity of our membership, leadership, and profession
  • by promoting awareness and respect of differences across all aspects and among all members of our community
  • by creating environments that are free of harassment and discrimination


  • through scientific integrity and the highest level of professionalism
  • by supporting collaborative science through open sharing of data and resources
  • while acknowledging intellectual rights and protection of individuals' rights to privacy
  • while acknowledging and attributing intellectual contributions
  • by acting responsibly and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • by promoting environmental consciousness in our activities


  • in scientific publications, training and conferences
  • through collaborative interaction


  • to our members, staff, international scientific community, and public at large
  • through human relations, understanding, and support
  • with efficient and effective use of resources
  • with a commitment to the application of computational biology for the benefit of humankind and the environment

View the 2018-2021 ISCB Strategic Map (.pdf)