Science Policy Roundup: April 18, 2014

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.

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held its annual Spring Hill Day on April 1 and launched its first Virtual Hill Day. Read more about the successful advocacy efforts!

“Graduate Researcher Martin Selected to Attend Hill Day 2014” – UKNOW

“Hill Day 2014” – ASBMB Today

“ASBMB scientists storm Capitol Hill and Twitter to advocate for science” – Policy Blotter

Republicans voted to pass the Ryan budget, which would significantly cut funding to the National Institutes of Health.

“House passes final Ryan budget” – The Hill

“Ryan Budget Abandons Innovation Future” – Center for American Progress

“Statement by Robert Greenstein, President, on the House Passage of Chairman Ryan’s Budget Plan” – Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

“Republicans support vote to cut the NIH budget” – Policy Blotter

The NIH instituted a new policy that will likely increase the number of grants submitted. This is sure to have the science community talking about the consequences.

“A Change in Our Resubmission Policy” – Rock Talk

“NIH policy change allows unlimited resubmission of grant applications” – Policy Blotter

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