ASAB members gain from a range of benefits and schemes. All members receive our journal, Animal Behaviour, either electronically or as a hard copy, and also our E-newsletter which keeps members up-to-date with our news and activities. There are a number of grant schemes open to members, including Conference Grants, Workshop Grants, Research Grants and Vacation Scholarships. We also arrange three conferences per year for our members, and student members particularly can benefit from attending our annual Easter Conference, which includes a one-day Postgraduate Workshop, and awards prizes for the best talks and posters given by a student member.
On behalf of our members we work to encourage the wider dissemination of animal behaviour, notably through our Education Committee and the Media & Policy Committee. We also actively participate in informing policy at national and international levels. For example, we recently responded to the new EU Directive to work with animals though the UK Biosciences Federation and directly through our European Committee. In addition, our Ethics Committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the ASAB ethical Guidelines for the treatment of animals in behavioural research and teaching, which is used widely by researchers, and journals other than Animal Behaviour, around the world. Finally, ASAB has an Accreditation Scheme for pet behaviour counsellors and has begun accrediting UK degree programmes for pet counsellor training.
We encourage our members to participate in the society’s activities and to organise workshops, host ASAB conferences, or to join one of our Committees. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the ASAB Secretary for more information. Please note that if you wish to learn more about the Accreditation scheme, you should contact the Accreditation Officer, not the ASAB Secretary.
How much does it cost?
Our current membership rates are:
Membership + Anim Behav online access
Membership + Anim Behav hard copy
Student / Unwaged Retired members
The membership fees have remained the same since 2003 and we hope that you will agree that being an ASAB member provides excellent value for money.
Membership runs from January to December each year.