Policy

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Mallory Smith
June 24, 2022
Here’s what the Public Affairs Advisory Committee recommended and learned about new and existing funding programs, resources and more.
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FASEB and NIH partner on DataWorks! Prize
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FASEB and NIH partner on DataWorks! Prize

May 21, 2022

Contest highlights power of data sharing and reuse and rewards innovators.

Meet the 2022 ASBMB Advocacy Training Program delegates
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Meet the 2022 ASBMB Advocacy Training Program delegates

May 19, 2022

The fourth cohort of the ASBMB ATP will learn how to advocate for science policy this summer.

Recap: 2022 ASBMB Capitol Hill Day
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Recap: 2022 ASBMB Capitol Hill Day

May 16, 2022

Twenty-six participants in 19 states connected with officials and staffers in 59 meetings to advocate for science funding and support.

I took the NIH implicit bias training
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I took the NIH implicit bias training

April 29, 2022

"As important as it is to raise awareness of implicit biases, the truth is that NIH needs to deal with explicit biases."

NIH data-sharing requirements: a big step toward more open science
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NIH data-sharing requirements: a big step toward more open science

April 23, 2022

The director of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Open Programs Office weighs in.

A scientist on Capitol Hill
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A scientist on Capitol Hill

April 22, 2022

Anita Burgos shares with our careers columnist what it's like to be a science policy adviser.

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The NIH must address harassment

The ASBMB sent a letter to appropriators urging them to adopt language requiring the agency to contend with harassment on intramural campus.
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ASBMB comments on fairness in grant applications and peer review
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ASBMB comments on fairness in grant applications and peer review

April 14, 2022

In letter to NIH Center for Scientific Review, society recommends changes to reduce bias in study sections and programs for young scientists.

What does Biden’s budget mean for science?
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What does Biden’s budget mean for science?

April 12, 2022

The president has requested more R&D funding, but even that’s not enough. Congress needs to invest in NIH, in particular, where spending power continues to decline and threatens U.S. innovation and standing.

Report aims to help evaluate critical LGBTQ+ health data collection
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Report aims to help evaluate critical LGBTQ+ health data collection

April 8, 2022

The report provides the NIH with guidance for gathering data on gender and sexuality, key to understanding disparities across marginalized populations

ASBMB asks lawmakers to support science in U.S. competition bill
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ASBMB asks lawmakers to support science in U.S. competition bill

March 15, 2022

Society calls for swift passage of certain provisions.

 Inside the tactical tug of war over the controversial Alzheimer’s drug
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Inside the tactical tug of war over the controversial Alzheimer’s drug

March 5, 2022

The drug, Aduhelm, with a listed price tag of $28,200 a year, has had few takers in the medical world.

ASBMB calls for NIGMS to expand programs
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ASBMB calls for NIGMS to expand programs

Feb. 28, 2022

Updates at advisory council meeting reveal significant progress, warranting further amplification.

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