Don’t miss our webinar on op-ed writing on Friday
Writing an op-ed is one way to let policymakers and the community know how your research and policies that affect your research might impact them. Dr. Tricia Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and member of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee, will provide a how-to guide for writing op-eds with a lens on advocating for the scientific enterprise. Register here.
Scientists seek to improve peer review
ASAPBio, a scientist-driven initiative promoting transparency in science communication, convened a meeting last month to discuss strategies to improve several aspects of the scientific peer-review process, such as the lengthy time of peer review. Read more here.
The National Science Foundation releases detailed budget
After the release of President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget, the NSF published how it would spend the $7.47 billion budgeted for its programs. The NSF will allocate $180 million to fund its 10 Big Ideas initiative, which outline areas of science and technology that promise to be “transformative.” Read more here.