Journal Club

Journal Club

The International Biometric Society (IBS) Journal Club is an online webinar initiative developed by the IBS Education Committee in order to offer a platform for members and networks to discuss recent papers primarily published in the IBS journals Biometrics and JABES. IBS journals are available online to all Society members free of charge and available to the larger community through our publishing partners. 

Journal Club sessions are chaired by Professor Gen Lin, University of Michigan and hosted by staff member Heidi Lapka. 

IBS members are able to attend Journal Club sessions free of charge, and also view previous Journal Club sessions. To see previously-recorded Journal Club sessions, visit the Video Sessions page. At this time, the Journal Club is not open to non-members. We plan to evaluate our policy from time to time and may consider access by non-members in the future. 

You must be logged in as an IBS member to register and receive. To login, click "Sign In" at the top right corner of this page. Once logged in, a "Click Here to Register" link will appear below. Click on it, then choose R.S.V.P. to confirm your registration, and you're done!

If you need help with your username/password, please contact us.

If you would like to join the IBS, please click here to identify the local affiliated biometric society in your region. If a local Region cannot be found, please contact the International Biometric Office to join the IBS directly. 

Looking for a recording of a past session? Click here (member login required)

Sessions coming up in 2024:

  • 21 June: "Flagging unusual clusters based on linear mixed models using weighted and self-calibrated predictors" Register Here
  • 20 September 
  • 15 November 

Do you have a favorite paper that you just discovered? Or possibly a paper that you have bookmarked and revisit often?  Let us know about it! We need your help with suggestions for upcoming discussion papers for the 2023 Journal Club webinars. Please email IBO staff with your suggested papers. We will present all suggestions to the IBS Education Committee for review, reach out to the speaker and discussant to confirm availability and then will announce the selected papers on the IBS website. 

IBS Journal Club

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For more information about the Journal Club contact the Chair or IBO Liaison listed below:

Gen Li, Journal Club Chair
Heidi Lapka, IBO, Staff Liaison

The Journal Club is a members-only service of the IBS.


Sessions are presented online using Zoom webinar services and will include both audio and video content.

Instructions for access are made available to all confirmed participants.

You will receive a unique email from our Zoom conference email.


The IBS Journal Club is open to all IBS members worldwide (not limited to English-speaking natives).

At this time, the Journal Club is not open to non-members. We plan to evaluate our policy from time to time and may consider access by non-members in the future. 


Registration Fees

Registration is limited to the first 100 members for each session.

IBS Member – Free

Non-member – N/A


Purpose & Plan

The purpose is to widen the scope for understanding papers and to provide a new networking opportunity for IBS members through a regular internet forum.

The IBS Education Committee will choose a recent paper published in the Biometrics or JABES journal. The paper may highlight an interesting application or a new methodology or development in biometrics, biostatistics or biomathematics. The papers will be chosen by the Journal Club organizer, Gen Li, in coordination with the Education Committee, and shall be of wide interest among members.

The author of the paper will be asked to make a 45-minute presentation on the paper and its importance. A discussant will also be identified to highlight the main points and raise some relevant questions for a maximum time of 15 minutes. The discussion will be opened up to participants for comments, questions and responses to the paper, under the direction of the Chair. IBS members may want to email and request an opportunity to speak about the paper, but the wider audience will be able to contribute to the discussion.

If you are having issues accessing member-only content please contact the International Biometric Office (IBO).