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Supporting Organisations

Becoming a Supporting Member Organisation of the Royal Society of Biology

Membership of the Royal Society of Biology is open to learned societies, membership organisations, corporate bodies and councils operating in the biological sciences, as well as to schools and colleges. Supporting organisational members have an interest in the life sciences and the activities of the Society.

The Royal Society of Biology acts on behalf of all organisational members, and they are invited to become directly involved in our work wherever possible. The annual subscription fee for Supporting Member Organisations typically starts at £2,000 and depends on the size of the organisation.

Member benefits for Supporting Member Organisations

  • Member Organisations have the opportunity to help formulate the UK's position with respect to the biological sciences. We create policy task forces, which meet to discuss and formulate responses to Government and other consultations. Member Organisations are invited to take part in these meetings, and contribute to the response, which is submitted on behalf of all Society members.
  • Discounted rate for staff to become members and join our registers
  • Opportunities to meet and network with other Member Organisations via our programme of Society events
  • Up to 50% discounted rate on our training courses for staff
  • Free course approval for CPD purposes
  • Wider representation through the Society's membership of other organisations and coalitions

  • Members’ e-bulletin – monthly email containing updates on Society activities and other news of interest

  • Opportunity to publicise events on our website

Please contact Mark Leach, head of membership and marketing, to discuss becoming a Supporting Member Organisation.

The Royal Society of Biology is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the pipeline; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.

Supporting Organisational Members

Affinity Water

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)


BioIndustry Association

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

British Science Association


Ethical Medicines Industry Group


Institute of Physics


Medical Research Council (MRC)


NNedPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health 

Northern Ireland Water

Porton Biopharma

Royal Society for Public Health

Severn Trent Water


Understanding Animal Research

Unilever UK Ltd

United Kingdom Science Park Association

Wellcome Trust

Wessex Water

Wiley Blackwell


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