The Biophysical Society works with several organizations in Washington DC to broaden its work in advocacy and outreach on behalf of the Society’s members. The list below includes coalitions in which the Biophysical Society participates.

Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition of more than 300 patient groups, scientific and medical societies, research institutions, and industry organizations. The group’s mission is to enhance the federal investment in biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research by increasing the funding for the National Institutes of Health.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. The Biophysical Society is an affiliate member of AAAS.

Coalition for National Science Funding

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 100 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic opportunities facing the United States.

American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is not-for-profit membership corporation created for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. It is the mission of the Institute to serve the sciences of physics and astronomy by serving its member societies, by serving individual scientists, and by serving students and the general public.

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science provides twelve 90-second reports (in both English and Spanish) for subscribing local TV newscasts all over the United States. Accurate, scientifically reviewed, and reliable, DBIS brings the latest science, engineering, math, and technology news to a general audience that is underserved with quality science reporting.

Energy Sciences Coalition

The Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) is a broad based coalition of organizations representing scientists, engineers and mathematicians in universities, professional societies, industry and national laboratories who are committed to supporting and advancing the scientific research programs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and in particular, the DOE Office of Science. 

Faculty of 1000

Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is a unique online service that highlights the very best papers published in the biological sciences based on the recommendations of its Faculty of over 9000 of the world's leading researchers. The Biophysical Society has reached an agreement with F1000 to make available each month three evaluations of articles from the Biophysical Journal from the F1000 website. These evaluations help to put the articles in context and provide opinion and perspective from leading biologists working in the field.


Research!America is a not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority. The alliance includes over 500 member organizations, representing a vast array of medical, health and scientific fields.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Coalition

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs. The Coalition is composed of advocates from over 1,000 diverse groups representing all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians.

Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group

The Science-Engineering-Technology(SET) Working Group is an information network comprising professional, scientific, and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning, and trade associations. The Working Group is concerned about the future vitality of the U.S. science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. The Group hosts an annual congressional visits day that brings scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology.