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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.
The outlook for science after the electionNature echoes an ASBMB post suggesting that, regardless of who wins, little is expected to change for science funding agencies.
ASBMB's Director of Public Affairs on BioCentury This WeekASBMB's director of public affairs appeared on BioCentury This Week to discuss the decline in federal funding for biological research and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Science policy news weekly roundup: June 26, 2015

Published on:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:09:57 +0000
Category: House LHHS subcommittee

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Congress prioritizes NIH funding: this week both the U.S. House and Senate advanced bills that would…

House appropriations bill moves forward

Published on:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:30:19 +0000
Category: House Appropriations Committee

Yesterday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill that would fund the National Institute of Health at $31.2 billion. This marks the first time in four years that the LHHS funding bill has passed out of committee. As detailed last week, the bill would provide a $1.1…

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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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