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ASBMB publishes paper on sustainability of the research enterpriseThe ASBMB published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about consensus recommendations for making the research enterprise more sustainable.
21st Century Cures passes U.S. HouseToday, the U.S. House passed the 21st Century Cures Act.
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.

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Science policy news weekly roundup: June 24, 2016

Published on:Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:30:02 +0000
Category: Roundup

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Momentum builds toward a congressional compromise after months of debate over emergency funding to combat the Zika virus.  Meanwhile the Obama administration and congressional Democrats continue to voice disapproval over funding levels and the re-appropriation of funds.  Obama pushes…

Science policy news weekly roundup: June 10, 2016

Published on:Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:55:17 +0000
Category: Roundup

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to for inclusion in next week’s roundup. The U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations subcommittee approved a funding bill that would increase funding for the National Institute of Health by $2 billion, putting the agency’s budget at $34 billion. Senate…

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From ASBMB Today

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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