Executive Board Recommends Amendment to the IBS Bylaws

  As has previously been reported, the next General Membership Meeting of the IBS is planned for Tuesday, 10 July 2018 in Barcelona during the International Biometric Conference. At its 19 March, 2018 meeting, the Executive Board of the IBS reviewed the Bylaws of the Society, and is now recommending to the membership the approval of an amendment to Article [...]

IBS Honorary Life Members Named for 2018
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By a vote of the Representative Council, four longtime members have been named Honorary Life Members of the International Biometric Society.  All 2018 Honorary Life Members will be recognized on Tuesday, 10 July at the IBS Awards Ceremony held during the International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Barcelona. Honorees for 2018 include Marie Davidian (ENAR), Hans C. van Houwelingen (The Netherlands [...]

Jim Todd Wins IBS Rob Kempton Award
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For outstanding contributions to the development of biometry in the developing world, the International Biometric Society is pleased to recognize Jim Todd for his sustained contributions towards biostatistics training in Tanzania, East Africa and the Sub-Saharan African countries. Nominated by the Tanzanian Region, and supported by the British and Irish Region, the Ugandan Region and the IBS Sub Saharan Network [...]

IBS Membership Names Next President-Elect

We are pleased to announce that Professor Geert Verbeke, a fifteen-year member of the Society through the Belgian Region, former Belgian Region President, former Representative Council member, International Program Chair for IBC 2006 in Montreal, Canada, former Biometrics Co-Editor and a past member of numerous committees, has been selected by the membership to serve the Society as President-Elect from 1 [...]

Poster Printing Service Now Available for the IBC

We know that transporting posters can be tricky! Printing of your scientific poster(s) for the IBC is now available through a new service from a local print vendor in the Barcelona area. The vendor is hapy to answer all your questions. For more information, and to place an order, click here or visit

Local Organizing Committee Excited about IBC Barcelona Events
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Hello to all IBS members. As a reminder, registration is now open for the 29th International Biometric Conference. We are excited about the many events being planned in Barcelona. We encourage you to attend, and experience the IBC for yourself! The meetings are shaping up to be excellent. Barcelona is a beautiful city, and we are confident that attendees will [...]

Call for Editor Nominations – JABES

The International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association have invited nominations and applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES). JABES publishes articles of immediate and practical value to applied researchers and statistical consultants in the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences (including biotechnology), and the environmental sciences (including those dealing with [...]

Nominations for Biometrics Co-Editor Requested

The IBS journal Biometrics operates under a three Co-Editor structure, with the Co-Editors having staggered terms so that, each year, a Co-Editor completes his/her term. The three Co-Editors are also from different geographic locations, with one each from North America, Europe, and locations other than these. Co-Editor Stijn Vansteelandt’s term will end 31 December 2018. Following IBS policy, a search [...]

Representative Council Now Accepting Nominations for Honorary Life Membership
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  HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP   The International Biometric Society has honored deserving individuals with 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 16 March, 2018. Each nominee must [...]

IBC2018 Registration is Open

The International Biometric Society’s (IBS) International Biometric Conference (IBC) offers a very robust scientific programme for anyone with an interest in biometry. The scientific programme is made up of the following components: invited sessions, contributed sessions, poster sessions and short courses. The mission of the IBS is to promote the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods [...]