The BSAS Global Committee has defined a new category of membership to BSAS Global. That is the “Associate member” category.


This membership was conceived for societies of any region of the world where payment of full membership fees can be challenging; the associate member category will be free of charge for those like-minded societies accepted as an associate member society/association.

Associate member organisations will be granted to up to one Society per country and the application to this category will be assessed in a case-by-case basis by the Global Committee. The candidate society will need to justify why they would qualify for this membership type.

Therefore, the Global Association will have two categories of member societies: The “Global Member” and the “Global Associate Member”.


BSAS Global Member

BSAS Global Key Objectives

BSAS Global aims to advance responsible, safe, high-welfare, environmentally sustainable animal production globally.

Comprising of science and industry experts from around the world, we aim to establish formal animal science networks globally, developing links with likeminded international societies to:

  • Strengthen animal science and dissemination
  • Facilitate international collaboration
  • Recruit BSAS members overseas
  • Host regional conferences and workshops
  • Exchange speakers, students and scientists
  • Develop Accreditation and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

BSAS Global Key Activities 

  • Member Support – including early-career mentor and buddy schemes, academia and industry collaboration, member profile and business directories, member ‘how to’ guides and animal science working groups. Member Discounts and offers
  • Accreditation Register - BSAS is the professional accrediting body for the Register of Certified Animal Scientists and Technologists. Accreditation is a mark of assurance when dealing with government, societies, research funders, clients, colleagues, collaborators and employers. Application to the register is free to members
  • Annual Conference – providing a platform for the latest information in global animal science and associated areas
  • Occasional Meetings – focusing on key issues or topics
  • Webinars – short and informative, subject specific
  • Training Courses – for example, R-Stats and Good Writing Habits
  • Publications – animal Family of Journals, Special Editions, Animal Bytes
  • Awards – a range of member and non-member awards

BSAS Global Member - Key Benefits

  • Access to BSAS member resources and society member discounts
  • Access to BSAS accreditation – reduced cost of £45/application (non-member charge £90); annual charge £25
  • Collaboration and discussion on a global platform; Co-development of the Global session at BSAS annual meeting
  • Opportunity to influence policy and future direction – working with BSAS to ensure activities meet current and future people and place, animal science and global sustainability needs
  • Early career community that supports, encourages and provides a podium for our future animal scientists and technicians
  • Potential for joint applications - international research funding

Individual Members support via:

  • Early-Career Mentor
  • Buddy Schemes

Global Member Fees

Societies/Associations with upto:

  • 500 members - £1500.00
  • 500-750 members -  £2000.00
  • 750 plus members - £2500.00

*prices are charged per annum

Global Associate Member

BSAS Global Associate members’ benefits

Access to:

  • Newsletter
  • Webinars that are offered free of charge by the organiser
  • Accreditation and CPD at reduced cost
  • Opportunity to engage in conversation on animal science and global sustainability needs


No fee would be levied for Associate Society Membership

Additional Information

For those that prefer to join the society as individual members:

  • BSAS Individual Membership Fees - Pricing (per annum)
  • Student Member (Full-time education) - £15          
  • Graduate Member (Up to 3 years post full-time education) - £45
  • Low to Middle Income Countries (LMIC) Member - £20 
  • Retired Member - £45
  • Individual Member - £90

Individual Member Benefits Include:

  • Accreditation and CPD
  • Regular newsletters and updates
  • UK industry expertise and academic links
  • Global Links – links to extensive international contacts
  • Discounts on conferences and workshops
  • Support from world-leading scientists and academics
  • Updates on the latest research opportunities
  • Jobs, awards, grants and scholarships
  • Complimentary European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) Membership
  • Academia and industry working together to ensure current relevance and future benefit of animal science
  • Individual member profile and business directory
  • Connecting key sector influencer expertise
  • Partnership working with affiliated and like-minded societies

Access to

  • BSAS On-demand, our library of video content providing access to conference presentations
  • Member only awards, grants and scholarships
  • Vacancies on the BSAS website and social media platforms, or in the members only area
  • Broad advisory scientific expertise
  • Mentor and Buddy Schemes
  • Member Tool-kit

Learn more about BSAS Membership