The IBS – Uganda Region was revived at the beginning of 2012. The revival was inspired by the current activity in medical, biological and agricultural research in Uganda and surrounding countries, and the increasing number of persons working in the area of statistical and mathematical applications to these fields.
The Ugandan Region is an active Region of IBS. In addition to this, they are a member of the Sub-Sahara African Network, or SUSAN, which is a network of national biometric groups of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries who promote 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.