IUBMB Membership

The IUBMB unites biochemists and molecular biologists in 79 countries and regions that belong to the IUBMB as an Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body represented by a biochemical society, a national research council or an academy of sciences.

The IUBMB member benefits from:

  • Opportunities to participate in all IUBMB Programs
  • Voting rights: Adhering Bodies have voting rights within the IUBMB unless they fail to fulfill their obligations (Statute 9.3).
    Associate Adhering Bodies do not have voting privileges
  • Adhering Bodies have opportunities to participate in ISC Awards Programme

For those interested in becoming an Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body, please send a proposal with the following requirements:

    1. Name of legal representative
    2. Legal address of the society in your country. Must be duly registered by the Authority
    3. Tax Identification Number (number of registration in the corresponding Ministry) or an equivalent
    4. Society Statement (nature of the Scientific Community)
    5. Composition of the proposed committee for international relations in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    6. Provide website
    7. Indicate your interest in joining as an Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body
    8. To join as an Adhering Body, refer to the Annual Subscription fee structure from the Statutes and By-Laws, Finance (Statute 9) section. Note that the minimum is IA and the annual fee is $1,000 USD.
    9. If you wish to become an Associate Adhering Body, please provide justification

All proposals must be addressed in writing to the General Secretary.

 

Reference of Relevant Statutes

Statute 2.11

Applications for membership or associate membership in the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology shall be sent to the General Secretary and shall be accompanied by a statement of the nature of the Scientific Community and of the proposed Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body and of the composition of the proposed committee for international relations in biochemistry and molecular biology. If the application is for membership, the number of the Group in which adherence is proposed shall be stated. If the application is for associate membership, the proposed Associate Adhering Body shall provide complete information justifying the need for exemption from payment of dues during the initial period of membership, the length of which is defined in Statute 2.18. The receipt by the General Secretary of a written application for membership or associate membership in the Union shall be considered to be a proposal for the amendment of By-Law 1. This proposal, together with the comments of the Executive Committee thereon, shall be sent by the General Secretary to all Adhering Bodies listed in By-Law 1. The proposed alteration of By-Law 1 shall then become effective if no adverse vote shall have been received by the General Secretary in writing within a period of four months of his/her mailing to the Adhering Bodies the notification of the proposal. If the General Secretary receives one or more valid adverse votes, he/she shall refer the matter to the next Ordinary General Assembly under the provision of Statute 2.13.

Statute 2.12

Membership in the Union of any Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body shall be effective only when agreement has been reached for the amendment of By-Law 1 by the inclusion therein of the name of the Adhering Body or Associate Adhering Body.

Statute 2.13

If approval is not given to a proposed amendment of By-Law 1 under the provisions of Statute 2.11, the General Secretary shall inform by mail all the Adhering Bodies and Associate Adhering Bodies of the number of votes cast by postal ballot against the proposed amendment, and shall invite each Adhering Body to submit in writing detailed reasons for the acceptance or rejection of the proposed amendment. Copies of such written reasons shall be distributed by the General Secretary to all the Adhering Bodies and Associate Adhering Bodies at least one month before an Ordinary General Assembly. The proposed amendment of By-Law 1 shall be included by the General Secretary in the Agenda or Supplementary Agenda and shall be the first item of business of the General Assembly. A simple majority of the votes cast by the Ordinary General Assembly is required for admission to membership or associate membership.