Terms of Service

Who We Are
The Science Advisory Board is an international community of science and medical experts. It connects a global network of research, development, and manufacturing professionals to collaborate on shaping the future of scientific technology. Members share their knowledge and experience with the community, advise and consult leading life science companies, and earn rewards for their engagement.

Our Mission
Our mission at The Science Advisory Board is to be the catalyst for future breakthroughs by providing a space for professionals to share, interact, and discover. By enabling them to share their opinions with the companies whose products they rely on every day, our members have a voice in shaping the future of science technology.

To accomplish our mission, The Science Advisory Board engages research, development, and manufacturing professionals to collaborate on shaping the future of science and medicine. Expert led teams host discussions about cutting edge technology. Users can also “Ask the Experts” by broadcasting inquiries to tens of thousands of scientists around the world.

Members participate in focus groups, individual consultancies, lab product testing, or online questionnaires. Companies use your feedback to provide new offerings that better meet the needs of our community. By improving the dialogue between scientists and suppliers, we expedite the next generation of discoveries.

The Science Advisory Board is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its members. Please read the details of our Privacy Policy.

Reservation of Rights
The Science Advisory Board extends membership benefits at its discretion. It maintains the right to change these policies, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without prior notice. Such changes include changing the terms of membership, changing the amount of ViewPoints required to redeem particular rewards, or removing any of the rewards currently available, at any time, with or without notice.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for membership by registering at The Science Advisory Board's Signup Page.

  • Only professionals actively conducting life science research, development, or manufacturing; clinical care and testing; or related disciplines are eligible for membership.
  • Applications from full-time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are also welcome.
  • The Science Advisory Board reserves the right to reject applications based on incomplete or unverifiable information.
  • An administrator of The Science Advisory Board reviews all registrations for their accuracy. 

Application verification can take a few days to approve or decline membership. You will receive an email if and when you have been approved to become a member of The Science Advisory Board. You will also receive an email if we are unable to approve your membership. This email outlines common reasons why applications are denied and offers you the opportunity to send additional information for reconsideration.

Active Membership
If your account is approved, you will automatically become a member of The Science Advisory Board. You have the right, and are encouraged to, view and update your profile information routinely. If, at any time, your personal or professional information has changed, you can make the applicable changes at The Science Advisory Board's website.

Study Participation
Our membership records are stored in a secure, proprietary database. The database is used to determine whether a member meets the criteria necessary to be eligible for a research study.

When a new study matches a member's background and area of expertise, that member will be notified by email that the study is available for them to participate. Members may elect not to participate in a specific study, or studies, and will still maintain their membership.

Compliance With Policies, Rules, Regulations, and Laws

By participating in any form of research study (including but not limited to online surveys, onsite or electronic focus groups, individual consulting interviews, or hands-on product testing), you certify that participation in the study and receipt of the incentive does not violate any applicable policies, regulations, or laws. This stipulation applies to both members of The Science Advisory Board community, as defined as having an account on, and to all other participants who may not be part of The Science Advisory Board network.

Good Faith Terms and Conditions
Each survey will be taken in good faith and to the best of the respondent's abilities. This includes answering the survey questions honestly and prudently without providing false or misleading data. These include inconsistent or statistically improbable answers.

Violating good faith efforts can result in compromised data; therefore, The Science Advisory Board reserves the right to withhold awarding any honoraria associated with the completion of any research study, if in The Science Advisory Board's reasonable view, the response(s) are deemed untruthful or not well considered. Furthermore, The Science Advisory Board reserves the right to withhold any honoraria awarded to a member under false pretenses, including but not limited to misrepresentation of background, current employment, current laboratory applications used, current laboratory suppliers, and current area of study. Honoraria for successful survey completion will only be awarded once per person per study.

Rewarding Your Participation
Participating members are compensated with ViewPoints and/or a chance to win a prize each time a study is successfully completed within the required timetables. Upon completion of the study, any applicable ViewPoints will be automatically added to that member's account. Accumulated ViewPoints may be redeemed for items in the Rewards Catalog.

Charitable Activities

The Science Advisory Board is committed to advancing charitable causes, particularly in the areas of health, science, medicine, technology, and education. For each research study in which you participate, you will have the option of earmarking honoraria to help fund The Science Advisory Board's charitable activities.  Join with us in making an impact! To learn how your contributions are making a difference, please visit our SciPulse Blog.

Other Ways To Express Your Opinion
Members with unique qualifications are invited to participate in other initiatives such as live focus groups or telephone interviews. In addition, The Science Advisory Board also offers its members the opportunity to participate in online group discussions, protocol submissions, product reviews, events, instant polls, editorials and more.

Discontinuing Membership
You may discontinue membership with The Science Advisory Board without any additional obligation. Any unredeemed ViewPoints in the account will be forfeited.

Contact Us to delete your account.

The Science Advisory Board reserves the right to discontinue your membership following any one or more of these events: (1) If you do not participate in any functions of The Science Advisory Board (website, surveys, articles, polls, etc.) for a period of twelve (12) months; (2) If the email address in your profile no longer accepts emails from The Science Advisory Board (e.g., bounce backs, auto-replies, server does not recognize email address, etc.); (3) You request to be added to our Do Not Send List; (4) Any failure to comply with all applicable rules and requirements established by The Science Advisory Board; and (5) Any conduct that is detrimental to The Science Advisory Board community.

Your Consent
By accessing The Science Advisory Board services and software, you signify your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of any portion of The Science Advisory Board Website will constitute your acceptance of these changes. If you have questions or concerns about our policies, please Contact Us.

Job Openings
Currently, The Science Advisory Board has no staff openings. However, you are welcome to send your resume with a cover letter describing your career goals and salary expectations to or fax to 703.778.3081 in case any job positions become available in the near term.

Changes to our Terms of Service

If we decide to change our terms of service, we will post those changes on this page.

These terms were last updated 08/07/2017.

We are committed to working with you to obtain fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about our terms. Contact Us if you have questions regarding our Terms of Service.

The Science Advisory Board
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Arlington, VA 22201

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