Science Policy

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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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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