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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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The ASBMB responds to NIH request for comments on Science Education Strategic Planning

Published on:Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:50:13 +0000
Category: ASBMB

The Public Outreach Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has responded to a request for information from the National Institutes of Health regarding a new science education strategic plan. More information about the ASBMB response and the text itself can be found on the ASBMB Cellular Culture blog.

ASBMB responds to NIH request for information on proposed emeritus award

Published on:Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:38:20 +0000
Category: ASBMB

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health regarding a proposed emeritus award for senior investigators. The ASBMB is not in favor of such an award. The society had several concerns including where the money for such an award would come from and whether the award…

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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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