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British Society for Immunology strategy 2021–2025

The British Society for Immunology has always stood shoulder to shoulder with our members to promote and support the discipline of immunology – never has this been more important than today. Our new strategy, developed in close consultation with members, sets out our vision for immunology and how the BSI will work to achieve this goal over the next five years.

We believe that immunology can change the world for the better, delivering better health for humans and animals. Our ambitious five-year strategy sets out how the BSI plans to play our part in delivering this vision of better health through immunology. We hope you will join us on this journey.

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


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


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

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 achieve 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 values

Our new values make it clear how the BSI will work to meet our mission. 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.


Our values:

Ambitious and committed

Evidence-based and responsible

Collaborative and inclusive

Agile and energetic


Find out more

Read our full 2021 – 2025 strategy here. If you have any feedback, please email