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BSI strategy 2021-2025

The British Society for Immunology strategy sets our direction and priorities for the next five years from 2021–2025. 

Building on the strong foundations of our past work and guided by our updated vision and mission statements and set of values, this ambitious strategy lays out how we will work with our membership to deliver for the immunology and wider community over the coming years. As the UK’s leading charity and scientific society representing the immune research sector, we are confident that we will fulfil this strategy to lead a positive change towards our vision of better health for all through immunology.

 

Download full BSI strategy document (pdf)

Read introduction from BSI President and Chief Executive



Our vision

Better health for all through immunology

 

Our mission

We are committed to supporting our immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health. 

 

Our values

We are:

Ambitious and committed

Evidence-based and responsible

Collaborative and inclusive

Agile and energetic


Our 2021-2025 strategy

Our strategic plan for 2021 to 2025 is ambitious and forward thinking and places members at the heart of our mission to support our immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health. It consists of three core priority areas - Connected community, Championing careers, Catalysing change - underpinned by three core enablers to ensure we have the finance and infrastructure in place to successfully deliver our goals. 

 

1. Connected community

By 2025, we will provide the immunology community with support to establish more connections and enhance collaboration, both within the field, and with other related scientific disciplines and between sectors.

We will do this by: 

  • Expanding our activities and support to further enable our members to network and engage with each other across the immunology community 
  • Increasing the number and diversity of interdisciplinary connections with industry as well as between immunology and other relevant research and clinical fields 
  • Initiating and supporting national and topic-specific research consortia efforts relevant to immunology

 

2. Championing careers

By 2025, we will provide sector leading support to attract and retain talent in immunology.

We will do this by: 

  • Up-skilling and training more of our members than ever before 
  • Creating a more inclusive and supportive research culture and community, assisting our members and providing opportunities for a career in immunology 
  • Recognising and promoting outstanding achievements and performance from BSI members

 

3. Catalysing change

By 2025, we will influence and improve the external environment to enable immunology to thrive and deliver positive outcomes for health.

We will do this by: 

  • Having demonstrable impact on public health, policy, practice and research funding issues important to immunology and our members 
  • Influencing public opinion and engagement in key immunology matters 
  • Maintaining the BSI as an internationally respected thought leader

 

Our enablers

To deliver our ambitious strategic aims, we need to maintain the BSI as a sector-leading organisation.

We will do this by: 

  • Creating a larger and more diverse engaged membership 
  • Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities 
  • Ensuring the Society’s financial sustainability

Our promise to you 

Our new values make it clear how the BSI will work to meet our mission – to support our immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health. Our values tell you who we are as an organisation, what we stand for and ensure that our focus is clear for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Our values will be evident in what we do, how we do it, and how we work together. Through living these values, we will maximise the impact we make for immunology.


We look forward to working with all of you over the next five years to deliver on our mission to support our immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health.
 

Download full BSI strategy document (pdf)