Nominations Sought for Awards of the Society

Two of the Society’s most revered Awards are presented at the International Biometric Conference.  These are the Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World and the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the IBS.  Both awards are outlined here and we invite you to make nominations of colleagues worthy of recognition.  Current members of Representative Council [...]

IBC2016 Registration is Now Open
Victoria BC

IBS is happy to announce that registration is now available! Program details and pre-conference information, are available at To register, you must log in to your IBS account and choose ’2016 IBC Registration’ under the Members Only area. You will need your IBS username and password to register for the event. If you are a non member, you will [...]


The International Biometric Society has bestowed the award of Honorary Life Member since 1964. In addition to the honor, recipients receive all the rights and privileges of a Regular Member. Representative Council members, Executive Board members, and Regional Presidents may submit nominations of Regular members by 29 February 2016. Each nomination must be sponsored by five or more Members, including [...]

Death of Norman E. Breslow

Members of the International Biometric Society mourn the passing of our colleague and friend Professor Norm Breslow on December 9, 2015. In addition to his huge service and distinguished research contributions to Biometry and Biostatistics, the IBS itself owes a huge debt to our former President  (2002-3) and Honorary Life Member (2006).  Norm was President at a difficult time for [...]

Now Accepting Applications: Network and Inter-Regional Activities Funding Programme
global networking

                                                      IBS Representative Council The main goal of this funding program is to enhance interactions among networks or regions. To date, the Executive Board has funded some initiatives on an ad hoc basis, these [...]

Submission Deadline Extended for Call for Papers – Young Statistician Showcase
Victoria Harbour

IBC2016 in Victoria, BC, Canada DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2016 The International Biometric Society (IBS) has set aside funds to encourage the participation by young statisticians in the 2016 International Biometric Conference (IBC2016) to be held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 10 – 15 July 2016. Five grants, consisting of $3,000.00 USD each, will provide travel and accommodation [...]

Presenter/Speaker Grants Available to Regions Representing Developing Countries

The IBS Education Committee is pleased to announce the availability of funds for Regions/Networks representing developing countries.  Financial support may be available to secure a speaker for an IBS-sponsored regional conference in 2015. In order to apply for funding through IBS, the Region (or Network) should review the following requirements and submit a proposal at least 90 days prior to [...]

2014 International Biometric Conference Meeting Abstracts are Now Available

The 27th International Biometric Conference took place in Florence, Italy, earlier this year in July. The scientific programme is dedicated to recent developments and application of Biometry and Statistics in the many different fields in life and environmental sciences. To view the abstracts from the presentations presented at the meeting, please click here. Please note that access to the meeting abstracts [...]

IBS Regional Meetings’ Travel Awards Program

IBS is pleased to announce that the Awards Fund Committee has instituted a program to assist IBS members from developing countries in attending conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks. If you are interested in attending a conference in 2015, either in your own Region or outside your Region, but do not have the resources to attend, please consider submitting an [...]

Two Recorded Sessions from IBC 2014 are Now Available to View!

Invited Sessions 1 and 3 from the 27th International Biometric Conference, which was held in Florence, Italy last month, are now available for viewing online. Access is restricted to members of the International Biometric Society. If you are not a member of the Society, click here for more information on becoming a member. Invited Session 1: New Frontiers for Experimental Design [...]