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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.

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Science policy news weekly roundup: September 30, 2016

Published on:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:02:14 +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? On Sept. 28, the U.S. House and Senate approved a short-term continuing resolution keeping the federal government funded through Dec. 9. It included $1.1…

House and Senate approve continuing resolution

Published on:Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:30:17 +0000
Category: Congress

  Yesterday, both chambers of Congress approved a short-term continuing resolution spending bill (HR 5325) that will keep the federal government funded through Dec. 9. The resolution will fund federal agencies at the top-line, fiscal 2017 level of $1.067 trillion, reduced by 0.5 percent to comply with spending cap regulations. The Senate first approved the…

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