The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association dedicated to advancing the biological sciences to promote an increased understanding of all life. Their mission is to promote the use of scientific information to inform decision making and advance biology for the benefit of science and society.
The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations.
Their vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.
Actionbioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy by examining issues that will:
-motivate the public to play an active role in bioscience education
-show how developments in bioscience research can affect everyone
-promote an understanding of biogeography and the biodiversity of life
-engage the public to reflect on the relationship between human activity and the natural course of evolution
-promote global ecological awareness
-advance formal and informal bioscience education
-encourage students to pursue studies in the biosciences
Proteopedia is a wiki, 3D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules. The site contains a page for every entry in the Protein Data Bank, as well as pages that are more descriptive of protein structures.
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny).
Anyone can create and post a website. You should always evaluate what you find. The qualities you should look for are currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose. The following tutorials cover how to identify these qualities.