The Executive Board of the IBS has recently approved the following statement:

 

The International Biometric Society cherishes the diversity of our membership, who represents over 70 different countries, with a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious heritages. Any differences are transcended through our shared interest in statistical and mathematical methods for the biosciences.

Our different perspectives challenge each other and bring greater depth to our work. Intellectual exchange within our society is fostered by the meetings that are routinely held by the various regions that make up our Society, as well as our biennial International Biometric Conference. The Society places the highest priority on our members’ freedom to attend such meetings and to engage with each other on a global scale.

 

Comments regarding the statement are welcome.