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Membership RENEWAL OPEN FOR 2020

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

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Need help renewing? Click here for the Membership Join or Renew Guide

Not yet a member? Click here for the Member Guide.

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.


There are two levels of ISBER Memberships: Organizational and Individual

Organizational Memberships

Organizations and vendors from government, academia, and industry that manage repositories and provide services and products for specimen collection and repository management.  

If you are renewing your Organizational Membership, ensure that you are logged in using your Organization Master Account.

Organizational Members enjoy:

  • Discount exhibit space at ISBER Annual and Regional Meetings
  • Additional marketing discounts and benefits
  • 2-8 Individual Memberships, which are entitled to all associated Individual Membership benefits (see below)
  • Opportunity to become an ISBER Corporate Partner
  • And more - click here for more information

Organizational Membership Types:

  • Small Organization (includes 2 Individual Memberships)
  • Medium Organization (includes 4 Individual Memberships)
  • Large Organization (includes 8 Individual Memberships)


Individual Memberships

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 Enjoy: 

  • Reduced registration to ISBER Annual and Regional Meetings
  • Free access to the ISBER Best Practices and Self-Assessment Tool (SAT)
  • Option to subscribe to Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), ISBER's official journal
  • Discounts on ISBER educational tools
  • Access to the ISBER Membership Directory
  • And more - Click here for more information

Individual Membership Types

 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
Student/Technician with Electronic Journal Subscription $95 -
Student/Technician with No Journal $50 -
Research Advocate with Electronic Journal Subscription $95 -
Research Advocate with No Journal $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.


Student: Currently enrolled in college/university or graduate school. Confirmation of status for Student is required by a manager. Please send a letter to 

Technician: Employed to look after technical equipment or to do practical work in a laboratory. This includes lead technicians and technicians in performing a supervisory role, but does not include managers. Confirmation of status for Technician is required by a manager. Please send a letter to 

Research Advocate: Any individual whose primary interest in biobanking is from the perspective of the research advocate, including research participant, patient or consumer advocates. A research advocate is a person who serves as a link between patients and scientific researchers. Research advocates help patients understand scientific information and research findings that may help them. They may also bring a patient perspective on research activities to scientific advisory boards and committees. Confirmation of status would require a letter of support from an appropriate affiliated institution/organization of the individual.


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


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