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United States, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

The National Academy of Sciences has been a Member since 1919.

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), chartered by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1863, is both an honorific scientific society and an adviser to the government. The NAS publishes a scholarly journal, organizes symposia and meetings, bestows prizes and scientific awards, and maintains contact with scientific academies in other countries. With its associated organizations, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), the Academies work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct policy and technical studies. As a standing advisory committee of the NASEM, the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) examines issues related to the conduct of science and evaluates opportunities for and barriers to international collaboration in scientific research. BISO serves as the U.S. national committee (USNC) for ISC. It also oversees a set of some 20 USNCs for ISC member Unions and Interdisciplinary Committees.

This page was updated in July 2024.

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