SBI2 is accepting applications to join its board of directors in 2022. Applications will be accepted through December 3, 2021.

SBI2 also welcomes volunteers wishing to serve on committees essential to the Society's mission.

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Open board positions

(1 year as Elect, 1-year active term, 1 year as Past-President)
The President-Elect shall serve for 1 year following the election year and then for a 1-year term as President and finally a 1-year term as Past-President. The President-Elect shall assist the President in the discharge of the President’s duties as the President may direct and shall perform such other duties as assigned by the President or the Board. In the absence of the President, or in the event of the President’s inability or refusal to act on a matter approved by the Board and as instructed by a majority vote of the Board, the President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions on the President.

(3-year term)
The Secretary shall serve for 3 years following the election year. The Secretary shall have custody of the records of the Society, shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Society and of the Council, and shall notify members of all meetings.

Board member (Councilor: min 3)
(3-year term)
Councilors are active members of the Board of Directors and function to promote and critique matters relevant to the Society, such as where and when scientific meetings should be planned, and what expenditures should be made on educational offerings, membership initiatives, and other efforts intended to expand and strengthen the Society. Participation on committees to support the Society is expected.

Board position application form

    Please select one or more positions from the drop-down below.

    SBI2 committees

    Standards Committee
    A key responsibility of a scientific professional society is to develop scientific and technical guidelines that improve the robustness of research, increase transparency, and improve trust. For imaging science, there are many aspects that require attention. Experimental design, reagents (particularly antibodies), image acquisition and processing, feature selection as assay measurements, image retention guidelines, and reporting of experimental data and metadata are all matters of great importance. The SBI2 standards committee will evaluate matters relating to all aspects of experimental and data processing matters to ensure that results communicated from imaging methods are accurate and openly communicated.

    Education Committee

    Image-based experiments present conceptual and technical challenges to students and professionals that are new to the field. The Education Committee is charged with coordinating existing resources and developing new ones, including materials from SBI2 training courses. Material will be made available to members through the web site. Educational offerings will include guidelines developed by the Standards Committee

    Membership Committee
    SBI2 wants to expand its membership to include experts in image-based experiments and to those just starting to learn about how to develop such studies. This includes members from academia and industry, to have a strong international presence and to be inclusive of persons from all backgrounds. The membership committee will reach out to all potential members of the Society.

    Annual Conference Planning Committee
    Each year, the Annual Conference is the core of the most active week for the Society. This week also includes a Board of Directors meeting and the Annual General Meeting, a public meeting to discuss the financial and business highlights of the year which is required of all charitable organizations. The Annual Conference Planning Committee will identify Chairs for the scientific and educational sessions of the conference, recruit marketing and logistical support, secure the conference facility, solicit support from sponsors, and attend to additional matters as needed. While supporting the Annual Conference is the responsibility of the entire Board off Directors, the committee will play a critical role in tracking and delegating work.

    Regional Meeting Planning Committee
    The Regional Meeting Planning Committee will function very similarly to the Annual Meeting Committee but will work with a host organization (a university or an industry group) to host a one-day meeting with a minimal cost to participants. This formula has worked well in the past. The goal of the Committee would be to plan one or more meetings in 2022/2023.

    Marketing Committee
    The Marketing Committee participates in all public activities, including meetings and membership efforts, partnering on specific marketing efforts such as for the Annual Meeting. Marketing includes contacting the membership about upcoming activities and using social media to alert others about such activities and about the Society in general. The committee will also develop branding materials, such as conference fliers, for these events.

    Website & Communications Committee
    The Website and Communications committee will work with the Marketing Committee to help promote Society activities, host and provide materials developed by the Education Committee, and provide guidance as suggested by the Standards Committee. The Committee will work with the Marketing Committee to draft communications, newsletters, and other information to be distributed to SBI2 and generally.

    Committee position application form

      Please select one or more committees from the drop down below.