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Special interests affect NIH fundingA study published recently revealed that lobbying on behalf of disease-specific research affects how the National Institutes of Health allocates its yearly appropriations.
Journals and the NIH move to improve research reproducibilityThe National Institutes of Health has announced an agreement with journal editors to harmonize standards for data and methods reporting and statistical analyses.
The outlook for science after the electionNature echoes an ASBMB post suggesting that, regardless of who wins, little is expected to change for science funding agencies.
ASBMB's Director of Public Affairs on BioCentury This WeekASBMB's director of public affairs appeared on BioCentury This Week to discuss the decline in federal funding for biological research and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Science policy news weekly roundup: December 19, 2014

Published on:Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:57 +0000
Category: Roundup

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Happy Holidays! Funding The Policy Blotter had your cromnibus coverage this week. Chris live blogged the…

Improving the postdoc experience

Published on:Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:15:29 +0000
Category: ASBMB

Several groups, including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, have been discussing methods to improve funding, training and sustainability of the research enterprise. The focus of this sustainability work has been on improving the postdoctoral experience. Several weeks ago, the Future of Research, a Boston-area group of postdocs, published a paper summarizing their…

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October 2014 - Bucket of ice water – dose of reality

Use the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to start discussions on the importance of federal funding for biomedical research.

September 2014 - Regular maintenance requiredHow do you get your members of Congress to care about biomedical research?
August 2014 - Water, water everywhere – and not a drop to drinkCongressional champions for biomedical research are critical to ensure the needs of the community are served.
June 2014 - A challenge reissuedTwo years ago, ASBMB Director of Public Affairs Ben Corb issued a challenge to ASBMB members to hold 100 meetings with their members of Congress during the summer recess. Now, we're issuing a new challenge to the members.

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