About us

The Austro-Swiss region (ROeS) of the International Biometric Society (IBS) provides a platform for the exchange of information and opinions on statistical methods in all applications of Biometrics (Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Ecology, Epidemiology, Genetics, among others). The organization is sustained by Swiss and Austrian biometricians. Membership and participation in events are not restricted. ROeS invites statisticians as well as empirical research scientists interested in content applications of Biometrics for membership.

ROeS was founded in Vienna in 1961 by Swiss and Austrian biometricians and statisticians. Since then, the Society organizes biennial biometric seminars, held alternately in Switzerland and Austria. Likewise, the presidency of the Society alternates between Austria and Switzerland as well. The ROeS Executive Board consists of the President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. To ensure continuity, the Secretary and Treasurer positions are held by the same individuals over longer periods of time.

Additional scientific events are organized in the interim by the three ROeS sections (Basel, Vienna, Styria-Carinthia) as well as the working group Adaptive Designs and Multiple Testing Procedures.