International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The IUBMB Archives

Starting from the days of the foundation of the IUBMB more that 50 years ago a great deal of archive material has accumulated from the work of the many scientists that have so far contributed to the achievements of the IUBMB. Currently, 82 boxes with more that160'000 pages are deposited in a store in Colchester, UK while other parts of this IUBMB archive are localized in the Netherlands and in offices and homes of current or former members of the IUBMB Executive Committee.

To safeguard the material and to avoid irreversible losses of the contained information, the decision has now been taken to convert the archives into PDF readable files. To achieve this goal, scanning of the IUBMB archives is currently in progress. Once completed, the files will become available not only as reference material for the work of the current members of IUBMB Committees but also - and maybe even more importantly - for a comprehensive insight into the history of the IUBMB during the past 50 years.