Biology Changing the World

Royal Society of Biology Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021

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In 2018 the RSB hit its highest ever figures for individual membership, reaching more than 18,000 members. But as well as growing our network and reach, we must make sure we are representative of modern bioscience and responsive to the evolving needs of the sector.

We are working to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the biosciences and in our activities, ensuring the best minds are working in bioscience and spreading the message that biology is for everyone.

We are also growing our network of Member Organisations to broaden our reach and ensure we represent all areas of bioscience. And we are working on new projects, fundraising ideas and a legacy scheme to ensure that the Society is in as strong a position as possible to help support biology and biologists long into the future.

Over the next three years, we will use surveys and other feedback mechanisms to better understand our members and the services they want from us. We’ll strengthen regional links with local organisations and branches and seek new members and Member Organisations in emerging areas of the life sciences. And we’ll evolve our degree accreditation and training programmes to reflect current and future employability and skills requirements.

We aim to: 

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Biosciences for all

The RSB is committed to promoting inclusive, accessible and diverse participation in the life sciences. Read more about our work in this area.