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ASBMB makes recommendations to support bioeconomy
Society advocates for immigration and funding reforms to diversify the workforce and measures to ensure equitable access to standardized data and tools.
ASBMB lauds parts of defense authorization that bolster HBCUs
Law orders the creation of a pilot program to increase research capacity and improve training and infrastructure.
NIGMS: Highlights from 2022 and what to expect next
The institute is likely to expand the MIRA program, increase supports for diversity, examine NRSA stipends and more in 2023.
ASBMB seeks feedback on NIH plan to change grant review criteria, scoring
NIH proposal aims to shift focus from investigator and institutional reputation to research merit and reduce administrative burden on reviewers.
Scientists who are caregivers need more support
The ASBMB suggests policy solutions to alleviate burdens that affect their research and careers.
Equal benefits for postdocs
Postdocs on federal fellowships should receive equal benefits as peers, write Mallory R. Smith and Thomas P. Kimbis.
ASBMB cautions against drastic immigration fee increases
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China now publishes more high-quality science than any other nation
Thanks to investment and a growing, capable workforce, the country’s scientific output has increased steadily and become more novel and creative.
ASBMB recommends clearer guidance on -omics data sharing
In letter to the NCI, society calls for policies that won’t burden scientists, standardized but flexible data collection and sharing practices, and continued community engagement.
ASBMB supports bill to lower cost of federal student loans
Society backs legislation to increase Pell grants and make loans more affordable for current and future students.
Society news briefs: January 2023
Find out everything that’s going on lately at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
STEM parents call for culture and policy change
The career path from bachelor’s degree to tenure-track faculty includes low pay, long hours and, often, frequent moves, so raising young children is difficult without financial or caregiving support.
Transcript: Caring for caregivers and parents in STEM fields
In case you missed it: Here’s the transcript of our recent LinkedIn chat about taking care of family and excelling in science. Panelists discussed their experiences and shared insights to help others who are or will be parents or caregivers.
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