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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: May 27, 2016

Published on:Fri, 27 May 2016 17:59:12 +0000
Category: Roundup

  If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Congratulations to Jeremy Berg, Science Magazine’s new editor-in-chief  Jeremy Berg named Science editor-in-chief (Science Magazine)   Democrats stand against U.S. house committee’s investigation on fetal tissue research while researchers in Indiana fight state regulations. 178 house democrats call…

Science policy news weekly roundup: May 20, 2016

Published on:Fri, 20 May 2016 19:07:54 +0000
Category: Roundup

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.   What’s new in Blotter news?  Are raises for postdoctoral fellows on the way? Department of Labor changes overtime rules Highlights from U.S. Senate committee hearing: Leveraging the U.S. science and technology enterprise Welcome André Porter, the new policy…

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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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