This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Learn more about cookies and how to manage them.

Partners & friends

The British Pharmacological Society works closely with other learned societies and organisations, reflecting the increasingly multi-disciplinary nature of modern biomedical science. 

Academy of Medical Sciences
The Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into healthcare benefits for society.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ABPI is the trade association of companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. It represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, and is leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.

Association for Human Pharmacology in the Pharmaceutical Industry
An informal cross-industry discussion group whose function is to address issues facing those involved in early phase drug development and to educate members through directed symposia at each of its two meetings per year.

Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
ASCEPT is the professional and independent Society in Australia and New Zealand with expertise in the use and toxicity of medicines and chemicals.
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
ASPET is a 4,800 member scientific society whose members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research in academia, industry and the government. their members research efforts help develop new medicines and therapeutic agents to fight existing and emerging diseases.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BBSRC is the leading funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK.

Biochemical Society
The Biochemical Society promotes the advancement of the molecular biosciences, representing the interests of all those working in the sector.

BioIndustry Association
BIA is the trade association for innovative enterprises in the UK's bioscience sector.
British Association of Psychopharmacology
BAP was founded in 1974, with the general intention of bringing together those from clinical and experimental disciplines as well as members of the pharmaceutical industry involved in the study of psychopharmacology.

British Society for Nanomedicine
A not-for-profit organisation, the British Society for Nanomedicine aims to provide a direct explanation of ongoing science and commercial developments to allow the public to understand and stay in touch with this exciting area as it impacts future global healthcare. Scientists can also present their latest advances and highlight their work to industry and other researchers.

British Hypertension Society
Registered charity that  aims to share cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment.
British Microcirculation Society
Founded in 1963 to advance the study of circulation of the blood and other tissue fluids especially, though not exclusively, in the small vessels and of matters relating thereto. The membership is drawn largely from the medical sciences - anatomy, biophysics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and clinical medicine and surgery - but the pharmaceutical industry and the veterinary and physical sciences and mathematics are also represented.
British Neuroscience Association
The BNA is the largest body representing all aspects of neuroscience from ion channels to whole animal behaviour to neuroscience applications in the clinic.
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
BSAC sets the standards fo antimicrobial susceptibility testing and use, both within the UK and overseas. It supports microbiologists in their practice, and promotes and provides channels through which its Members can ensure their continuing professional development.

British Toxicology Society
The BTS is an international forum that fosters research relating to chemical effects on the environment, and protects public health.

Campaign for Science and Engineering
CaSE is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK with a mission to raise the political profile of science and engineering.

Chinese Pharmacological Society
A voluntary, non-profit organisation representing the interests of Chinese pharmacologists.

Daphne Jackson Trust
Returners scheme helping those with a background in science, engineering and technology to return after a career break. The Daphne Jackson Trust is an independent charity which offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships to scientists, engineers and technologists who have taken a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons.

Drug Discovery Pathways Group (DDPG)
DDPG seeks to establish a networked community of skilled researchers to help revitalise the UK pharmaceutical sector. The organisation aims to provide exciting career opportunities for world class scientists and to translate advances in biomedical research into safe and effective therapies that deliver benefit to patients and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
EACPT is the leading society in Europe serving the European and global clinical pharmacology and therapeutics community. The EACPT includes all national organisations for clinical pharmacology in Europe and provides educational and scientific support for more than 4,000 individual professionals interested in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics throughout the European region.

European Coalition for Biomedical Research
The ECBR is a coalition of academic associations and institutes in the biomedical sciences.
European Laboratory and Robotics Interest Group
ELRIG is a non-profit special interest group focused on the use of automation, robotics and instrumentation in the laboratory and also on the wider applications of laboratory automation.

Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR)
EPHAR exists to advance research and education in pharmacology and related sciences and to promote co-operation between national and regional Pharmacological Societies in Europe.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
The Faculty is a professional membership organisation with approximately 1,400 members. All members are either practicing or retired pharmaceutical physicians, or those with a professional interest in the specialty.

Foundation for Science and Technology
The Foundation provides a neutral platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, engineering or technology element.

GDR 3545 Network
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) represent the largest family of proteins expressed at the cell surface. GPCRs are involved in multiple physiological and pathological processes, and are targeted by 30-40% of currently prescribed drugs. GPCR research is multi-disciplinary, dealing with numerous biological and pathological processes. To gather these different players in France, the “Groupement de Recherche” (GDR) 3545 on G protein-coupled receptors – from physiology to drugs was founded by the CNRS in 2012. 
International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
IUPHAR is a voluntary, non-profit association representing the interests of pharmacologists around the world through promoting international cooperation, sponsoring regional activities, encouraging free exchange of scientists and ideas, and developing public awareness.

Medical Schools Council
The Medical Schools Council represents the interests and ambitions of UK Medical Schools as they relate to the generation of national health, wealth and knowledge through biomedical research and the profession of medicine.

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
NC3Rs was established by the UK Government, is an independent scientific organization, and the largest funder of 3Rs research in the UK.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

New York Academy of Sciences       
The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organisation with over 22,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. The Board of Governors and President's Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.
The Nutritional Society
Established in 1941 'to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Nutritional Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe.
The Physiological Society
Founded in 1876, The Physiological Society is a learned society with over 2,900 Members drawn from over 60 countries. The majority of Members are engaged in research, in universities or industry, into how the body works.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the dedicated professional leadership body for pharmacy, providing leadership and support to the profession in England, Scotland and Wales.
The Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They aim to expand the frontiers of knowledge by championing the development and use of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet.
Royal Society of Biology
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 Royal Society of Biology offers members unique opportunities to engage with the life sciences and share their passion for biology. The British Pharmacological Society is an organisational member of the Royal Society of Biology.     

Royal Society of Chemistry   
The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.     

Science Council         
The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science.

Key players in the science community have become increasingly concerned about a number of long-term trends within science education, in particular the decline in numbers of young people taking A-level physics and chemistry and the unacceptable shortages of specialist teachers in these subjects. SCORE was established in 2006 to bring organisations together to tackle these long term issues.

Science Media Centre
Providing, for the benefit of the public and policymakers, accurate and evidence-based information about science and engineering through the media, particularly on controversial and headline news stories when most confusion and misinformation occurs.

Sense about Science
A charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.

Society for Endocrinology
The Society for Endocrinology aims to promote the advancement of public education in endocrinology.

Society for Applied Microbiology
SfAM is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, serving microbiologists around the world. As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.
Society for General Microbiology
The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) was founded in 1945 and is now the largest microbiological society in Europe.      

Understanding Animal Research        
UAR aims to achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research. 

Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Their breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.

WISE helps organisations to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM subjects as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers. Its mission is to push the presence of female employees from 13% to 30% by 2020, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth.