ISBER Membership


Individual memberships are a great option for individuals to get involved, whether they are consultants, unaffiliated biobankers, technicians, or students.


Networking and Community:

  • Discover the latest in biobanking and receive a discounted registration rate for ISBER Annual and Regional Meetings ( Members save up to $250)
  • Access to ISBER Members-Only Forums to learn and share cutting-edge approaches to biobanking with other members
  • Access to the ISBER Membership Directory

Education and Tools:

  • Free or discounted access to ISBER learning resources such as the ISBER Best Practices for Repositories, the Proficiency Test, the Self-Assessment Tool, and more
  • Discounted registration to the Essentials of Biobanking course (Members save up to $200)
  • Access to educational webinars
  • Subscription options to Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), ISBER’s official journal (Electronic & print options available. Members save up to $629)

ISBER Community:

  • Opportunity to participate in the ISBER Board of Directors, Committees, Working Groups, and Special Interest Groups
  • One vote in all ISBER-related elections


Individual with electronic journal subscription

$210 USD/year
$178.50 USD/year
(15% new member discount!)


Individual with electronic journal and printed journal subscription*

$345 USD/year
$313.50 USD/year
(15% new member discount!)


Individual membership with no journal

$185 USD/year
$157.25 USD/year
(15% new member discount!)


*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.


Organizational memberships are a way for organizations and their employees to get involved with ISBER. In addition to individual membership benefits, organizational members have added opportunities for corporate visibility, marketing, community reach, employee professional development, and more.

There are three types of Organizational membership: Small, Medium, and Large. Each type of organizational membership will receive a different number of “sub-accounts”.


Individual Member Benefits:

  • Each sub-account is entitled all Individual Membership benefits


  • Highlight your company, products, and services to the biobanking community at ISBER Annual and Regional Meetings with a $425 discount on exhibit space
  • Receive a $100 discount on advertisements in the ISBER Newsletter
  • Exclusive posting to the ISBER MarketPlace

HR/Professional Development:

  • Access to ISBER Members-Only Forums to learn and share cutting-edge approaches to biobanking with other members
  • Post jobs on ISBER’s online job board at:

Involvement with the ISBER community:

  • ISBER provides a perfect forum for organizations and companies to reach their target/niche audience. Through links and announcements on the ISBER website, ads, peer-reviewed articles in Biopreservation and Biobanking, and exhibits at the annual meetings, members can interact directly with and showcase their products to the repository community


2 sub-accounts, 1 electronic journal subscription

$426 USD/year


4 sub-accounts, 2 electronic journal subscriptions

$812 USD/year


8 sub-accounts, 4 electronic journal subscriptions

$1480 USD/year


Please note that ISBER Membership is based on the calendar year (January 1 to December 31) and is not prorated. Renewal/registration for the next year opens the preceding November.

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.
*Printed journal addition is undiscounted at $135

Member Resources

As a member, you will gain exclusive access to educational learning resources, including some at a reduced cost. Click below to discover more learning opportunities that come with membership.