Science Policy

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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Important NIH regulations on foreign financial connections

June 25, 2019
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Recent science media attention has focused on foreign nations stealing data and research results from research laboratories in the United…

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Good news so far for NIH budget

June 25, 2019
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Recent congressional hearings on the FY20 U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget were a bipartisan lovefest. The support for…

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ASCB opposes Trump Administration’s halt to fetal tissue research

June 6, 2019
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The American Society for Cell Biology, a professional society of more than 8,000 basic biomedical researchers in all 50 states…

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engaging members of congress

Ways to engage with your members of Congress

May 31, 2019
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What does it take to schedule a meeting with members of Congress? Or their staffers? A lofty title or prestigious…

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Coalition for the Life Sciences

How the Coalition for the Life Sciences promotes biomedical research

May 15, 2019
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One thing about Washington: There is no shortage of coalitions. There are coalitions for feel-good issues such as child health…

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