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THE IMPACT OF NIMBioS

NIMBioS programs and results have enhanced collaborations between diverse academic communities, fostering convergent research and education in the United States and the world.

  • Included more than 8,700 visits by individuals from more than 55 countries in scientific collaborative activities. See what's new in our newsroom.
  • Supported more than 450 projects proposed by the science community, leading to the publication of more than 1100 peer-reviewed scientific articles in a variety of disciplines, from anthropology to zoology.
  • Contributed significantly to investigating numerous questions of direct public policy concern, particularly the analysis of the potential spread, impact and control of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin, including West Nile virus, anthrax, swine flu and mad cow disease.
  • Actively engaged participants from diverse backgrounds and established methods to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented groups in NIMBioS events, as compared to the representation of these individuals receiving doctorates in the biological and mathematical sciences.
  • Supported more than 280 specific education and outreach activities with more than 2,400 participants, including specific programs promoting equity in STEM.
  • Broadened reach to wider audiences via live streaming infrastructure, which has hosted more than 5,000 virtual participants in NIMBioS activities. NIMBioS Interactive, a virtual collaborative space for the NIMBioS community, was developed in response to an increased emphasis on virtual events during the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Created a systems-based approach to program evaluation of center-scale effectiveness, which provides external evaluation services for STEM research and education projects.
  • Conducted more than 200 systematic evaluations of NIMBioS activities and events. Case study analyses of affiliation with NIMBioS Working Groups have found a significant positive effect on participation collaboration as well as a moderate effect on publication activities.
  • Produced a vast video library of more than 600 videos with more than 279,800 views and 2272 subscribers, featuring scientist interviews, science narratives, workshops, tutorials, seminars, webinars and other educational events.
  • Received recognition for NIMBioS-supported science and research in local, regional, national and international press including Science, Nature, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, National Public Radio, and other national media.

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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