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ISBER Committees


ISBER is an international non-profit organization that relies on its volunteers to build and strengthen its services to the wide range of repositories it serves.  ISBER seeks volunteers with strong organizational and leadership abilities to help achieve its mission together.  ISBER Members are welcome to request to join any of the Committees below.  Please note that acceptance is contingent on space availability and your request will be submitted to the Committee for review.  
We look forward to your participation!


Please note that to join a Committee, you must first become an ISBER Member.


Education and Training Committee

Identify and implement mechanisms to ensure that ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information and tools to effectively operate repositories for the preservation of specimens for future research and analysis following best practices. The Committee makes information on training courses and other educational opportunities available to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient and effective biorepository activities.

Membership and Marketing Committee 

Help increase Society membership and share ISBER’s voice globally.

Publications Committee

Oversee the Society’s publications to ensure quality and that they advance the Society’s mission and vision.

Science Policy Committee

To coordinate and be a voice for the perspectives of the ISBER membership and the Society on policy issues related to biological and environmental repositories.  Relevant activities may include, but are not limited to, communicating with and soliciting input from the membership on emerging science policy issues, and providing analysis of policies and regulations that may affect the biorepository community. 
Policy statements and projects related to these issues may stem from the interests of committee members or will be developed in response to requests for public comment through formal or informal rulemaking or policy development processes. The Science Policy Committee will interact with other ISBER committees that deal with science policy issues as may be appropriate.

Organizing Advisory Committee

Serve as the group that coordinates the logistics for the Society’s meetings and will be connected to any active Scientific Program Advisory Committee. 

Scientific Program Committee

Ensure the educational and scientific programs for the ISBER Annual Meeting and Exhibits advance the Society’s Exempt Purpose. Annually, the Scientific Program Advisory Committee will develop and transmit to the Board of Directors recommendations regarding the educational and scientific programs for the ISBER Annual Meeting and Exhibits by the date(s) set by the Board of Directors.




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