• Society of Biology awarded CSci licence


The Science Council is delighted to announce that the Society of Biology has become the 27th Professional Body to be licensed to award Chartered Scientist. 

Speaking after being awarded the licence, Mark Downs, Chief Executive of the Society of Biology had this to say:

 “The Society of Biology is proud to be the 27th Licensed Body of the Science Council, and as such able to offer Chartered Scientist status to all our Members (MSB grade and above) in addition to our own Chartered Biologist status. The importance of professional recognition is becoming clearer and Chartered Status allows for a clear pathway for our members and all those working in the life sciences to strive towards.” 

Ali Orr, Registrar of the Science Council added:

“As a multi-disciplinary award, it is vital that Chartered Scientist encompasses the range of sciences, and up until now biology has been one of the fundamental gaps. We are delighted that the Society of Biology is now licensed and as such is contributing to raising the standards of competence and professionalism across the breadth of biology and wider science.”

In addition to Chartered Scientist, the Society of Biology is also a pilot body for Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science technician (RSciTech) and is therefore offering a career framework in biology all the way from technician to chartership.

For more information about getting registered with the Society of Biology please click here.