Benefits of IBMS Membership

Advance your career and demonstrate your expertise with the knowledge and development, support, recognition and networks that IBMS membership offers


The Biomedical Scientist

Receive the profession's leading journal; featuring in-depth articles on education and training, laboratory practice and techniques and scientific and technological developments. The Biomedical Scientist is delivered monthly to members by post or electronically (£137 yearly subscription for non-members).
Members can view an online version here

IBMS website 

Access to the latest news, information, online CPD and learning resources.

British Journal of Biomedical Science

The profession's scientific journal; featuring peer reviewed papers and reports on the latest scientific advances and laboratory techniques. The British Journal of Biomedical Science (BJBS) is delivered quarterly to members (£170 yearly subscription for non-members) and accessible online (£149 yearly subscription for non-members) via the BJBS website with features including; article search, saving and annotation and your own personal profile.  
Members can view an online version here


The latest news, scientific reports, press releases and useful web links delivered monthly to your inbox.
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Access our extensive collection of books, journals, Fellowship theses and rare first editions.
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Develop your practice and support your career progression with IBMS vocational and online qualifications  

CPD scheme 

Easy to use online system of recording Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that meets your requirements for achieving and maintaining your professional registration 

Council and Committee roles 

Develop leadership skills and shape your profession through IBMS Council and Region and Branch Committee roles.   

IBMS professional roles 

Extend your skills and support your fellow professionals with Advisor, CPD Officer, Verifier, Examiner and other professional representative roles.  

Public engagement 

Learn new skills and promote your profession by getting involved with events, visits, talks and educational activities



Professional guidance 

Expert professional guidance on quality, safety, training, management, education and careers in biomedical science


A wide variety of learning materials to support you in your practice and professional development 

Research grants 

Support for original investigations and innovations 

Group Medical Malpractice Insurance

Cover under IBMS Group Medical Malpractice and Public Liability Insurance schemes.

Legal Assistance 

Free legal advice on employment, tax, debt, property, personal injury, motoring offences, general and family law 



Science Council professional registration

Demonstrate high levels of professional practice and ethical standards through professional registration with the Science Council

Awards and prizes

We promote the advancement of biomedical science through grants and bursaries and recognise our members' achievements through prizes and awards that celebrate their knowledge and skills 


Ensuring the views of the profession are represented at the highest levels.

Designatory letters

Recognition of your professional status and qualifications amongst your peers and fellow professionals. 



Local Region and Branch network  

Network with professionals, attend scientific and social events in your local area

Discussion groups

Discipline specific scientific discussion groups in your local area 

Member engagement group

Ensure your views shape IBMS policies and services

Online community

Visit MyIBMS for the IBMS Forum and the latest news, events, publications and discussions in your areas of interest


In addition to the UK’s leading biomedical science conference and exhibition, IBMS Congress, we list local scientific events and training opportunities


Find the right grade of IBMS membership for you and join today.