Science Policy Roundup: May 2, 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.

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The U.S. Senate appropriations committee highlighted scientific research in a hearing this week titled “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments.”

“U.S. Science Chiefs Field Questions, Hard and Soft, at Innovation Hearing” – ScienceInsider

“Five reasons to be worried about the future of American innovation” – Washington Post

“Senate appropriations committee recognizes the importance of innovation in the U.S.” – Policy Blotter

The U.S. House Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations committee passed a bill that would increase the fiscal 2015 budget for the National Science Foundation.

“House GOP debuts $51.2B appropriations bill” – Politico

“House Spending Panel Backs NSF, NASA Science” – ScienceInsider

“House weighs in on NSF appropriations” – Policy Blotter

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s annual meeting took place and the Public Affairs Advisory Committee’s “Building a Sustainable Research Enterprise” session was a success. Now, the ASBMB would like to continue the discussion. Read and post your comments below!

“On the path to sustainability” – ASBMB Today

“#xBio Preview: Building a sustainable biomed research enterprise” – Ever on and on…

“EB Sustainability Discussion… Input Sought” – Data Hound

“Trainees, claim your seat or get left behind” – Ever on and on…

 

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