Science Policy Roundup: December 13, 2013

The world of science policy can be hard to keep up with, especially when a scientist is consumed at the bench. That’s where the Policy Blotter comes in! The Science Policy Roundup features the week’s science policy news.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., released details of a deal struck to fund the government over the next two years.

The U.S. House passed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Act.

  • “Politicizing pediatric research” – Policy Blotter
  • “Democrats Ignore Leaders to Pass Pediatrics Research Bill” – Roll Call

The U.S. House held a special order speech session to discuss the National Institutes of Health. The ASBMB and data from our report, Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity, was mentioned several times.

  • House session, Part II (skip to 3 hours, 2 minutes for the NIH speeches) – C-SPAN
  • House members put the spotlight on NIH – Policy Blotter

The NIH will be experimenting with programs to fund people, not projects, and the National Science Foundation moves to improve transparency and accountability.

  • “NIH to experiment with high-risk grants” – Nature
  • “Transparency and accountability at the NSF” – Policy Blotter
  • “Important Notice to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Awardee Organizations: Transparency and Accountability at NSF” – NSF

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