Science Policy

How will science reopen? The cost of uncertainty

July 9, 2020
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In the first few days of the COVID-19 quarantine, as many of us were figuring out where we would set…

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Visas for scientists part of COVID-19 debate

July 8, 2020
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The ability of international trainees and scientists to continue to work in the United States has been one of the…

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Arranging a virtual meeting with your representative

July 6, 2020
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Meeting with your Representative or their staff is a time-honored tradition of advocacy. These meetings are effective ways to make…

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U.S. research funding bends but does not break

May 15, 2020
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As the COVID-19 virus made its way around the world, members of the American biomedical research community rushed to react,…

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Another Trump budget, more cuts to science

May 13, 2020
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The Trump administration released its proposed budget for FY2021 and as in previous years, it calls for more cuts to…

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Science policy needs related to COVID-19 coming into focus

May 7, 2020
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The research community’s policy-related needs and concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to take shape. The ASCB Public…

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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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