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Science policy news weekly update: December 2, 2016

Published on:Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:34:39 +0000
Category: Roundup

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to What’s new in Blotter news? Last month the National Institutes of Health released a request for information on the inclusion of preprints and interim research products in grant proposals and…

Members of the ASBMB’s PAAC and ASAPbio weigh in on the NIH’s RFI on Preprints

Published on:Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:28:28 +0000
Category: NIH

  Last month, the National Institutes of Health released a request for information to get from the scientific communityinput on the inclusion of preprints and interim research products in grant proposals and reports.  Below are responses from ASAPbio and members of the ASBMB’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee, Drs. Rick Page, Matthew Gentry and Susan Forsburg.   ASAPbio serves as…

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