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NEWS
LETTER
ASCB
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ASCB Seeks
Exemplars of
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Maximial
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Cell Biology in
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The two 2013 nominees for ASCB President-
Elect are Shirley Tilghman, Princeton
University, and Peter Walter, University of
California San Francisco School of Medicine/
HHMI. The elected candidate will serve on the
Society’s Executive Committee as President-
Elect in 2014, ASCB President in 2015, and
Past President in 2016.
Also on the ballot are eight candidates (see
page 5) running for four Council seats. Those
who are elected will start three-year terms on
January 1, 2014.
ASCB emailed a link to the Society’s
electronic ballet and candidate biographies to
regular, postdoctoral, and emeritus members on
April 1. The election will close on April 30, and
results will be announced in the May issue of
the
ASCB Newsletter.
Tilghman, Walter Run
for ASCB President
Election, continued on page 5
On April 1, ASCB sent
each regular, postdoctoral,
and emeritus member a
link to the ASCB election
site. Since spam filters
may prevent some
messages from being
received, members are
encouraged to go to www.
ascb.org to vote. Your
member number (the
same number used to
access MBoC) will enable
you to vote and ensure
that each member votes
just once. If you do not
receive the link and/or do
not know your member
number, contact the ASCB
at 301-347-9300 or
.
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Public Access to Public
Research: A Radical Idea Grows
Respectable
In Washington, DC, they broke out the bubbly
February 22 at the Dupont Circle offices of SPARC, the
Scholarly Publishers and Academic Resources Coalition.
“A magnum of
prosecco
in the office,” laughs SPARC
executive director Heather Joseph. “It was kind of fun.”
The occasion for celebration was a directive issued
that afternoon by the White House Office of Science
& Technology Policy (OSTP) to all federal agencies
that fund at least $100 million a year in research and
development.
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The directive requires investigators funded
by those agencies to make available for online public access within a year of publication all
journal papers, including their data sets and supplementary material, that were supported
by taxpayer dollars. It was a milestone in a struggle over access to the scientific literature that
began in the 1990s and in which ASCB played an important role.
Shirley Tilghman
Princeton University
Peter Walter
University of California
San Francisco School of
Medicine/HHMI
OSTP, continued on page 6
Eight Candidates Seek Council Seats
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