IBMS Member

Take your career to the next level and develop your technical and professional knowledge


Being an IBMS Member provides you with opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and supports your career development.

What's included in your membership?

From just £14.70 a month, you will have access to our benefits:

Membership publications

Access to the leading publications in biomedical science

IBMS professional and scientific journals ensure members are kept up to date on the latest news and guidance.

The Biomedical Scientist is our multi-award-winning, professional publication for biomedical science. The membership magazine is published monthly in print or digital format for all IBMS members.

The British Journal of Biomedical Science is open access and peer reviewed, publishing high-quality, original research. IBMS members can publish their research for free.

Awards, grants and bursaries

Get support for your studies and to attend events or be recognised for your work and achievements  

IBMS members have access to a wide range of grants, awards and bursaries to support them in their studies or at work.

Science Council registration

Demonstrate high levels of professional practice and ethical standards

By registering with the Science Council, IBMS members can access support in their application as a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

Save the cost of membership

Save today with IBMS Additions

IBMS Additions gives members money off their shopping, travel, leisure activities, holidays, health and wellbeing, motoring and much more.

Cinema goers can also get up to 40% off their tickets!

Free legal advice

Advice for the workplace or at home

If you are purchasing a property, involved in an accident, setting up a business or trying to ensure that you’ve made adequate provision for those closest to you, a discussion with a legal advisor would be an excellent first step.

IBMS members have 24/7 access to a free telephone legal helpline.

Code of conduct

Demonstrate your professionalism

All IBMS members are expected to display the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to ethical conduct by following and adhering to the IBMS Code of Conduct.

Membership groups

Join the network of over 20,000 IBMS members, take part in discussions and have your voice heard

IBMS membership groups are groupings of members who support our work. They are organised on a geographical basis (regions and branches), or by members’ specialist interest (discussion groups), or a combination of the two.


Keep up to date with all that is happening in the profession

IBMS members have access to regular newsletters that contain the latest information on biomedical science, events and news sent directly to their inbox.

Designatory letters

Gain recognition of your professional and academic achievements

IBMS Members can use their designatory letters MIBMS to showcase their status as an IBMS member.



Demonstrate expert knowledge in your chosen subject

IBMS higher and expert qualifications are for biomedical scientists looking to progress their careers in management, or advanced biomedical scientists looking to demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skills and competence in their chosen subject.

Record your CPD

Find activities and events and somewhere to easily record your CPD

IBMS members can access our CPD system that is designed to support career development and professional registration with the HCPC and the Science Council.

Events and presentations

Enjoy free access to The Biomedical Scientist Live

Held annually for our members as a digital event, it features a packed line-up of seminars, discussions and demonstrations for all members.

Exclusive invites are also open to IBMS members to our webinars and region and branches meetings, plus IBMS members can access discounted tickets to IBMS Congress – the biggest biomedical science event in Europe.


Give back to the profession and help support the next generation of biomedical scientists

The IBMS Mentoring programme is the perfect way for you to pass on your skills and knowledge as a mentor.

Professional guidance

Get the latest information and guidance

IBMS members have access to an array of resources that can be used to help them in their work. They can also request additional support for any campaigns they are involved in, or ask us to address their concerns and to represent the profession’s interest through a position statement.

Public engagement

Promote the profession and inform the public about your role

IBMS members have access to a range of public engagement materials and support to help them take part or organise events. Resources include free copies of Superlab comics, marketing freebies and activity sheets aimed at different audiences.

Indemnity insurance

Protection for IBMS members

Our new Trafalgar insurance scheme will give you the ability to select how you are employed, and then will provide you with access to a product which you can evaluate to see if that meets your own individual unique needs

Leadership roles

Become a recognised leader in your field

IBMS Members can become Specialist Advisory Panel Members, Examiners or be nominated for election as an IBMS Council member.

Online learning

Access digital resources to develop your learning

IBMS members can access a range of online resources including Congress lectures, webinar recordings and education support hub workshops.


Who can become a Member? 

To become an IBMS Member you must hold either:

  • an IBMS Specialist Diploma
  • an IBMS Diploma of Specialist Practice
  • an equivalent level professional qualification (e.g. CPSM/IBMS discipline specific log book, STP, BBTS Specialist Certificate, BISHI Diploma)   
  • a biomedical science related, postgraduate M-level academic qualification (e.g. MSc,  MPhil, MBA), or UK ENIC confirmed equivalent, and have two years professional experience in an area related to biomedical science. 


Become an IBMS member

Take your career to the next level and develop your technical and professional knowledge

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How to get in touch

Our membership team are on hand and always happy to answer any of your questions you have on joining us. Feel free to call or email for more help.

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Did you know?

UK taxpayers can save money by claiming up to 20% tax relief on their IBMS membership fees. To help, we’ll let you know how as part of your joining process.

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Supporting your journey

We provide members with professional standards and support to help ensure safety, quality, well-being and peace of mind.

Progressing your career

We provide members with simple and seamless access to training, qualifications and knowledge to progress their careers and stay relevant.

Promoting your profession

We provide members with a strong, respected and progressive voice to promote biomedical science at all levels.