International Regions & Networks

International Regions

The Society is governed by an Executive Committee of General Officers and a legislative Representative Council supporting international diversity. It is also organized into geographically-defined Regions, each with at least 10 members. For more information on our individual Regions, or for links to their respective web sites, click on any of the links below. Information is also available through each Region's Representative Council members, or from the Society’s International Business Office.


Several geographically close Regions strengthen their collaboration by forming a Network. Networks can improve activities and scholarly interaction between participating Regions. Joint Network conferences can support scientific exchange and help to establish stronger links between the Regions.

The Channel Network

The Channel Network, established in 2005, is comprised of the British and Irish, French, Belgian and Netherlands Regions of the IBS. The goal of the Channel Network is to promote collaboration between the IBS Regions in the network. As a way of achieving this goal, the Channel Network organizes a multi-region conference every two years.

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The (Sub-Sahara African Network) SUSAN, is a network of national biometric groups of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries who are members of the International Biometric Society. The network promotes the advancement of life sciences through development, application and dissemination of effective mathematical and statistical methods to its members and collaborating partners. This includes applications in agriculture, medical and health research, infectious diseases, environment and ecology, climate, and other applied sciences such as the areas of statistical genetics and bioinformatics.

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The Central European Network

Established in 2008, the Central European Network’s main purpose is the scientific exchange of information and the strengthening of biometry in Central Europe and around the Alps. The initial members of the Network included the Austro-Swiss Region, the German Region and the Polish Region. Joint conferences are held in turn in each region every 3 or 4 years. The Network is open to including additional regions from Central Europe.

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The East Asian Network

The East Asian Network’s main purpose is the scientific exchange of information and the strengthening of biometry in East Asia and the surrounding regions. Participating countries include China, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan and Singapore.

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Lower and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Economies by Classification

Some members in IBS Regions reside in countries that are classified as Lower and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), as defined by The World Bank economies with lower income. To see which counties fall into this category, view the complete listing as defined by The World Bank.

Lower and Middle-Income Countries as defined by the World Bank