Science policy weekly roundup: March 30, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: March 30, 2018

How the NIH has fared under Trump

in defiance of the administration’s proposed budget cuts, Congress has increased the budget of the National Institutes of Health by $5 billion during President Donald Trump’s tenure. The NIH leadership and its initiatives like the Cancer Moonshot have carried over from the Obama administration, providing a stable transition for scientists to continue their work. Read more here.

 

NIH considers more assertive enforcement of its confidentiality policies in proposal reviews

The NIH is looking to increase enforcement of its confidentiality policies in light of a violation during a grant proposal review process that has affected 60 applications. Confidentiality policies maintain the integrity of the peer-review process, preventing scientists from identifying reviewers of their grants to influence their decisions. Read more here.

 

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