The predecessor of the Biology Council was the Taskforce Sector Portrait Biology. This Task Force created, with the cooperation of many, a Sector Portrait that showed the present status of Dutch biology. This Sector Portrait “Fundaments of Life; Portrait of Dutch Biology" (2020) initiated a Sector Plan. The Biology Sector Portrait is part of the Sector Portrait "Establishing a stronger foundation" ("Voor een sterker fundament (2020)" which, in addition to Biology, also includes the Sector Portraits of the Earth and Environmental Sciences, Astronomy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.