Individual Membership

Global ISBER Membership

Individual Members are individuals who are involved in resource management or who have interests related to the operation of biological or environmental repositories, and may be employees of Organizational Members. Individual members are eligible to hold office and vote.  

Memberships are based on calendar year (January 1 to December 31), regardless of sign-up date. Note that membership is not pro-rated. Contact if you have issues with joining or renewing membership.


Individual Member Benefits:

Reduced registration rates to ISBER Annual and Regional Meetings
       Join ISBER around the globe and discover the latest in biobanking
       Members save up to: $250
Option to subscribe to Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), ISBER's official journal
      Members can select from electronic or print options
      Members save up to: $629

Free access to the ISBER Best Practices for Repositories and Self-Assessment Tool (SAT)
       Receive your personalized report and see how your repository compares to the ISBER Best Practices
       Members save up to: $180
Access to ISBER Members-Only Forums
       Connect and share with your colleagues in the field of biobanking

Discounted registration to the Biospecimen Proficiency Testing (PT) Program
       Assess the accuracy of your quality control assays
      Members save up to: $30

Discounted registration to the Introduction to Biobanking Course
      Members save up to: $200

Access to the ISBER Member Directory

Online jobs board at:
       Post jobs or find your next employment opportunity

Access to ISBER News published continually online

Option to participate in the ISBER Board of Directors, Committees, Working Groups, and Special Interest Groups

One vote in all ISBER-related elections


Level of Journal Subscription

Renewal Price

15% Discount for
New Members!
Individual Membership with No Journal
$185 $157.25
Individual Membership with Electronic Journal Subscription
Individual Membership with E-Journal and Printed Journal Subscription* $345 $313.50

*Note on Fall Membership Renewal & Journal Access: 

New and renewing members who sign up for the printed-and-online journal membership option in the preceding fall will have access to all issues of the online journal, but will not receive that year's remaining print issues. If they so wish, they could purchase the entire year's volume and all issues from that year will be sent, including back issues.


New and renewing members in countries identified by the World Bank as Low Income, Lower Middle Income, and Upper Middle Income may receive up to 50% off their ISBER membership*. To view the full list of countries, please click here.

Low Income - 50% off ISBER Membership
Lower Middle Income - 50% off ISBER Membership
Upper Middle Income - 25% off ISBER Membership

printed journal addition is undiscounted at $135 

** All prices are in USD.