Our Members are at the heart of the International Science Council. The ISC draws its identity and strength from them. Every three years they convene during a General Assembly to chart the strategic direction of the organization.

The International Science Council (ISC) is the only international NGO bringing together organizations from both the natural and social sciences, including international unions and associations as well as national and regional scientific organizations such as academies, research councils, institutes and foundations.

Through our Members, the ISC is unique in its capacity to integrate scientific excellence and science-policy expertise from all fields of science and all regions of the world. Together, we advance science as a global public good.

Diversity in science is reflected in the diversity of the ISC membership. Such diversity of disciplines and epistemologies play across different aspects of the science enterprise resulting in knowledge that is salient, timely and cogent. The ISC constituency as a whole will continue to nurture and treasure the diversity of and synergies among all ISC Members.

Salvatore Aricò
Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council

There are many ways in which we engage with our Members, and our Members engage with us.

🤝 We collaborate in the frame of our various programmes within the ISC Action Plan, taking into consideration the individual priorities and expertise of each organization to lead on catalyzing, incubating and coordinating impactful international action on issues of major scientific and public importance.

🗯 Our Members nominate candidates for the ISC Governing Board and its advisory committees and are invited to join ad hoc working groups and task forces on specific topics.

🌎 With a our regional presence the voice of science and the voice of our Members is heard at a variety of levels at the science-policy interface in a local, national, regional and international context. The ISC aims to bring synergy to the work of other regional actors to ensure that regional scientific communities are fully engaged in developing and delivering global scientific strategy and action.

Learn more about the values and benefits of ISC membership and about our Members by browsing the online directory.

Interested in joining our global membership and in adding your voice to the global scientific debates? Find out how to become a Member of the ISC.

Please get in touch should you have any questions regarding ISC membership.

Anne Thieme

Membership Liaison Officer

Gabriela Ivan

Membership Development Officer

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