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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: February 23, 2015

Published on:Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:00:29 +0000
Category: Roundup

After a week long hiatus – the weekly roundup is back! If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to for inclusion in next week’s roundup. “Line of Attack” from Science Magazine “Biomedical research: Creating jobs, saving lives” by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown for the Madison Press “Georgetown consensus group issues recommendations for NIH…

The ASBMB submits comments on the 21st Century Cures Act discussion draft

Published on:Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:53:43 +0000
Category: ASBMB

Today, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology submitted a response to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s discussion draft for the 21st Century Cures initiative. The draft was originally released two weeks ago. The nearly 400 page document would make significant changes to several areas of research and drug development. The ASBMB…

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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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