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Resources for Members

Here is where you can get information on what the IBA sponsors, e.g., an academic journal, super-computer access, community courses. Some of these are available only to members.

Undergraduate Research Grant – BEAM

The IBA sponsors an undergraduate research grant program called Project BEAM (Biomathematics Education with Applications and Methods). Project BEAM provides funds to cultivate undergraduate research at member institutions. There are two funding tracks: one that requires institutional matching funds and one that supports faculty with no access to institutional research funding. Additionally, there is funding designated specifically for CURE participants that work with institutional member faculty mentors.

Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration – PEER

Partners in Extending Education and Research (PEER) is an interdisciplinary scholarly support service program that the Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology and Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) is offering to educators, researchers, and scholars of cross-disciplinary fields. ​​ ​The PEER Program matches you with a data scientist, statistician, applied mathematician, or computer scientist who w​ill collaborate with you on completing your project with a higher level data-science expertise than what may be common in your own field.

Community Course Offerings

​The IBA is proud to offer courses to all students at member institutions. These courses are shared across the IBA community and are recognized as credit-bearing towards the biomathematics degree at the member institution. An updated list of available courses can be found on the IBA Courses page.

Sponsored Journal

Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics​ is an open-access, refereed research journal dedicated to publishing high-quality manuscripts, including those written by graduate or undergraduate researchers during their time as students,​ that describe mathematical and statistical techniques to solve problems in biological settings. The IBA sponsors its membership to publish in Spora at reduced fees.


The IBA houses a high performance computer, “CLOUD for Layering, Organizing, and Utilizing Data” (IBA-CLOUD). Each node sports a 32-core/64-thread AMD EPYC™ 7551P processor and RAID array with full-disk encryption for maximum performance and reliability. IBA offers access to members for their research-level computing needs. Passwordless SSH access using Ed25519 keys ensures that members can enjoy the highest level of security, even on the most insecure networks. For detailed information on how to connect to IBA-CLOUD, click here.

The IBA-CLOUD, with its eight times as many cores as my research computer, has saved my research group time. Not only that, it also has allowed us to investigate questions that would have been computationally prohibitive to answer otherwise. What’s more, the IBA-CLOUD has been surprisingly easy to use.

J. Peirce, Ph.D.

Digital Classrooms

​The IBA has a distance-learning enabled classroom. IBA members use this space for class meetings, seminars, workshops, research collaborations, and colloquia. (Note: You will need access code to enter a session.)

Digital Repository

The IBA maintains a repository for data, codes, and resources to be shared among biomathematics researchers and educators.

Resources for Public Consumption

  • Code used in Particle Swarm Optimization in ODE Modeling via particle swar​m optimization

IBA Payment Portals

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