Since BMS-ANed is a joint organisation there are two ways to join:

  • through the Dutch region of IBS (free for Master and PhD students)
  • through the Biometrical Section of VvS-OR

Below the two options are explained in more detail.

Dutch region of IBS

In order to join the Dutch region (ANed) of the IBS, the applicant is requested to fill out the form below and to fill out and send the authorisation form for direct debit to Membership of ANed automatically involves membership of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). IBS members are sent the scientific review Biometrics four times a year, as well as the quarterly Biometric Bulletin with news regarding the IBS. Members of IBS also receive a discount on selected IBS and IBS-related events.

Biometrical section

To join the biometrical section, the applicant first joins the mother organisation VvS-OR and subsequently the biometrical section. Joining VvS-OR is done here. Membership of the biometrical section entails free entry to VVS-OR events and subscriptions to VvS-OR’s magazine STAtOR and the scientific journal Statistica Neerlandica.

Please remember to fill out the authorisation form for direct debit and send it to!