ABSA Membership 2017-04-10T13:52:53+00:00

Membership

ABSA International is committed to its members in 5 broad areas:

  • Developing and maintaining professional standards for the field of biological safety and biosecurity and for promoting the field through professional relations.
  • Providing members sustained opportunities for biosafety communication, education, research, and recognition.
  • Expanding biosafety awareness and promoting the development of work practices, equipment, and facilities to reduce the potential for occupational illness and adverse environmental impact from infectious agents or biologically derived materials.
  • Providing a voluntary Registered Biosafety Professional program. Registration is by application and approval of an examining board.
  • Provide Certification as a Biological Safety Professional through a written exam.

By being an ABSA member, I don’t feel “alone” in biosafety.  Whether it’s through my ties to the PPB instructor group or through the connection to the broader biosafety community that ABSA encompasses, I know that I can always get help on just about any biosafety issue with just a call, email, or text message. -ABSA member

Being an ABSA member has enabled me to have collaborative input into initiatives (such as the ANSI standard on BSL-3 ventilation performance verification) that have significant impacts on biorisk management. -ABSA member

What does ABSA International have for me?

  • Subscription to Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal
  • Access to ABSA International “Members Only” website
  • Access to online library of past issues of Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International and white papers
  • Networking and knowledge exchange at conferences, seminars, and courses
  • Discounts on ABSA International conferences, seminars, courses, publications, and other products
  • Opportunities for biosafety communication, education, research, and recognition
  • Biosafety Certification and Registration Programs
  • A thriving listserv dedicated to issues confronting biosafety
  • Access to online Membership Directory
  • Access to online library of past issues of Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International and white papers
  • Networking and knowledge exchange at conferences, seminars, and courses
  • Career website featuring professional development activities, volunteer opportunities, job listings, and more
  • Opportunities for biosafety communication, education, research, and recognition
  • Subscription to Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal
  • Discounts on ABSA International conferences, seminars, courses, publications, and other products
  • Access to ABSA International “Members Only” website
  • Career mentoring
  • A thriving listserv dedicated to issues confronting biosafety
  • Skill building workshops
  • Discounts on ABSA International conferences, seminars, courses, publications, and other products
  • Opportunities for biosafety communication, education, research, and recognition
  • Access to ABSA International “Members Only” website
  • Access to online library of past issues of Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International and white papers
  • Discounts on ABSA International conferences, seminars, courses, publications, and other products
  • Opportunities for biosafety communication, education, research, and recognition
  • Biosafety Certification and Registration Programs
  • Access to ABSA International “Members Only” website
  • Subscription to Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal
  • Networking and knowledge exchange at conferences, seminars, and courses
  • A thriving listserv dedicated to issues confronting biosafety.
  • Opportunities for biosafety communication, education, research, and recognition
  • Discounts on ABSA International conferences, seminars, courses, publications, and other products
  • Access to ABSA International “Members Only” website
  • Networking and knowledge exchange at conferences, seminars, and courses
  • A thriving listserv dedicated to issues confronting biosafety
  • Access to ABSA International “Members Only” website
  • Access to online library of past issues of Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International and white papers

Membership Levels

Includes online access and printed issues of Applied Biosafety (international members add $30 postage for printed issues).

Student Membership is defined as working no more than 20 hours per week and enrolled in 6 or more credit hours per semester.

Corporate Membership includes 3 individuals. If the organization has more than 3 individuals desiring membership, each can be added by paying additional Individual Membership fee(s).

Government Agency/University Group Membership includes 3 individuals. If there are 4-9 individuals desiring membership, each can be added by paying $190 for each additional person. If there are more than 10 individuals desiring membership, each can be added by paying $170 for each additional person.