IBMS certificate of competence by equivalence

Alan Wainwright of the IBMS on the equivalence route through which practitioners can apply for HCPC registration as biomedical scientists.

February 2018 Journal-based learning

Below is a link to the journal-based learning (JBL) exercises for February 2018. You may complete as many JBL exercises as you wish and you are not restricted by specialty.

Reviewing CPD activity

Christian Burt from the IBMS gives an overview of the annual CPD review for Chartered Scientist Registrants.

How to… confront inequality for women in science

Why do so few women make it to the top in science? Valerie Bevan, author and Chair of the British Society for Microbial Technology, looks at the issues.

Get yourself connected

Ian Davies and Joanne Horne look at the increasing role of social media in biomedical science. 

Here to help: 10 registration facts

The IBMS Registration Team receives large numbers of questions, ranging from simple to the very complex. Jocelyn Pryce highlights 10 of the most common answers to members’ questions.

Journal based learning for January

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at:

Reflecting on CPD

How far has Continuing Professional Development (CPD) come in the last 25 years? Alan Wainwright from the IBMS looks to the past. 

How to... become a STEM ambassador

Natalie Clerke, from the National STEM Learning Network, explains how to become a STEM Ambassador and why it is an important role.

Here to help: questions raised

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, discusses issues around the laboratory approval process.

The importance of non-technical skills

Dawn Alderson, a Functional Manager in Training and Education, draws lessons from the aviation industry to argue that non-technical skills are vital for laboratories.