To encourage membership within lower and middle-income countries, regional networks have been established and a reduced dues structure is available for members in these countries.
Applicants for membership should join directly through the specific region in which they live and work. Applicants may only apply directly with the IBS if there is no Region covering the geographic area in which they reside. However, even in these cases, new members are encouraged to join through an appropriate Region. This is so that members may engage with others in the community, and advance professionally and socially by sharing local knowledge and experiences.
Region applicants for each class of membership shall be approved by the appropriate Regional Secretary or equivalent. In the case of at-large applicants, the IBS Executive Director has approval authority.
For more information on IBS memberships and fees, visit the Membership Fees and Renewals page.