Science policy weekly roundup: March 1, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: March 1, 2019

ASBMB responds to NIH’s update on efforts to combat sexual harassment in science

Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology released a statement in response to the National Institutes of Health’s update on their efforts to address sexual harassment in science. While the NIH has been slow to address harassment, the update provides some small steps that the agency plans to take to combat harassment in NIH-funded labs.  Read more here.

 

ASBMB members from MSU visit their representatives on Capitol Hill

Graduate student Brandon Rohnke writes about his experience attending meetings with his congressional representatives in early February. Rohnke and four other biochemists from Michigan State University discussed the importance of funding biomedical research with the lawmakers. Read more here.

 

U.K. scientists readying for fallout from Brexit

As negotiations for how the United Kingdom will leave the European Union continue, U.K. scientists are worrying about whether they will remain eligible for research grants after March 29, the deadline for the U.K. to leave the E.U. Scientists are also stockpiling supplies, fearing that imports of vital lab reagents and equipment will be affected once the U.K. leaves. Read more here.

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