Science Policy

Congress Passes COVID-19 Stimulus Bill – Includes Science Funding

March 27, 2020
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Friday afternoon, Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, an important bill intended to help rescue the U.S.…

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Hindsight in 2020: defining moments of my career 

February 27, 2020
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I’m a scientist working as a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California (UC) Office of Federal Governmental Relations.…

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Another federal budget on the books

February 21, 2020
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In the closing days of 2019, Congress finished its work to pass a budget for FY2020 and the results for…

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Driving institutional change for research assessment reform

February 20, 2020

On October 21–23, 2019, the San Francisco Declaration for Research Assessment (DORA) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute convened funders,…

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ASCB leads multi-society collaborative effort to support public engagement

February 20, 2020

Many of the most complex and important problems we face—from climate change to antibiotic resistance to gene editing—require scientists to…

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Annual meeting attendees talk to Congress

January 9, 2020
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On the last day of the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, 60 attendees left the scientific sessions behind and spent the day…

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NIH campus in need of repair

December 18, 2019
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In the race to increase research funding for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the budget for the facilities…

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Inspector general to NIH: You can do better

November 27, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General’s (IG) office has published three reports regarding the protection…

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UPDATED: Important new regulations on foreign financial connections

August 6, 2019

Recent media attention has focused on reported espionage by foreign nations in research laboratories in the United States. U.S. intelligence…

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Facts are not enough: skills for effective science advocacy

August 2, 2019
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Science communication is a spectrum. The purpose of science communication can range from sharing data with experts in the field…

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