IMS provides a premier human network of global nature. IMS runs premier journals such as the Annals of Statistics, the Annals of Probability, the Annals of Applied Statistics and the Annals of Applied Probability. IMS also gives prestigious awards and runs or jointly runs major statistical conferences such as Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) and World Congress of Probability and Statistics.

IMS membership is free for students, and reduced rates for new graduates and for people with permanent residence in a number of countries designated by the IMS Council (http://imstat.org/membership/designated_countries.htm).