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Criteria for Award for Outstanding Contribution to IBS Announced
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  Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the IBS The International Biometric Society has presented an Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the IBS since 2006.  In addition to a handsome Recognition Award, recipients of the Awards receive complimentary IBS membership for the next calendar year. Aim:  To honor the contributions of IBS members to the development to [...]

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Addressing Inappropriate Behavior in the Field of Biometry

There have been strong reactions across the whole statistics community to a recent posting (“Statistics, we have a problem”) that describes a young woman’s experience of sexual harassment at conferences, as well as online. Many of us can probably relate to the sense of “open secret” that has tacitly allowed some members of our profession to take advantage of positions [...]

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Nominations Sought for Rob Kempton Award
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  Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World The International Biometric Society has presented the Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World since 2006.  In addition to a handsome Recognition Award, recipients of the Award will receive complimentary IBS membership for the next calendar year.   Regional [...]

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Deadline Extended: IBS XXIXth International Biometric Conference Call for Contributed Papers
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 Deadline Extended until Friday, 19 January 2018. The International Biometric Society (IBS) invites abstracts for contributed oral and poster presentations for the 2018 International Biometric Conference (IBC2018) being held in Barcelona, Spain from 8-13 July 2018. Abstracts may be submitted online from 1 October 2017 to 19 January 2018. Submissions from a broad range of topics and perspectives are encouraged. [...]

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IBS has Moved!
IBS is Moving!

Our office is now in a new location. Please update your records! Our new address is 1120 20th St., NW Suite 750 Washington, DC  20036

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Call for Proposals, IBC2022
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  Dear Region Leadership: It is time for the International Biometric Society’s Conference Advisory Committee (CAC) to solicit proposals to host IBC2022. The Conference Advisory Committee (CAC) is charged with identifying potential locations for future IBCs. The selection is to be made five years prior to the event. Thus, we are now soliciting proposals, with a due date of 10 [...]

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Call for Papers – Young Statisticians’ Showcase at IBC2018 Barcelona, Spain
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  The Young Statisticians’ Showcase is an important part of the Society’s International Biometric Conference (IBC). If you are currently an MSc or PhD candidate or graduated with one of these degrees in 2015 or later, you are eligible to enter the competition! Five papers (one each from Africa, Asia & Australasia, Europe, North America and South America) will be [...]

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IBC 2018 Travel Grant Application
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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. DETERMINATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF APRIL. The IBS travel awards program, made available through the financial support of the International Biometric Society, IBS Regions, and individuals, provides assistance to only IBS members from a Developing Country (DC) to attend an IBC.  IBC2018 will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 8 – 13 July 2018. In [...]

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12 October 2017 Journal Club
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The 12 October Journal Club has passed. Thanks to all who participated. More information on our December Journal Club session will follow soon! The Education Committee of the International Biometric Society (IBS) is excited to announce its next Journal Club discussion, which will be centered around the following paper recently published in JABES: ‘Selecting the Number of States in Hidden [...]

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Alert: Fraudulent Email Communications Reported
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The International Biometric Office has become aware of a current email scam that seems to be targeting IBS Regional Officers and Representative Council members. A recent email scam with the subject “IBS” from the sender president.biometricsocity@ZOHO.com (and some other varied subject lines) is fake, and not from the IBS President, Elizabeth Thompson or other IBS leaders. The email appears to [...]

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