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Science Policy Weekly Roundup: September 13, 2019 ?>

Science Policy Weekly Roundup: September 13, 2019

  The National Science Board releases report on U.S. “Skilled Technical Workforce” The National Science Board this week released recommendations to address workforce demands raised in the 2017 National Academies report “Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce.”  The NSB recommendations include changing public perceptions of technical science and engineering careers, increasing publicly available data on education and skill requirements, capitalizing on ongoing federal investments within industries that rely on technical workers, and establishing pathways, beginning in K-12, to post-secondary education to…

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Science policy weekly roundup: June 21, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: June 21, 2019

Members of Congress question use of nonhuman primates in research Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a provision in the fiscal year 2020 funding bill to increase oversight of nonhuman primate use in research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The legislation mandates that the NIH and FDA report how its scientists are using nonhuman primates in their research. While animal rights advocates support this policy, scientists are worried that…

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A blow to scientific research ?>

A blow to scientific research

In the rush to publish papers and secure grants, it is sometimes forgotten that the goal of biomedical research is not to outdo one another, but rather to better understand nature and the inner workings of life. This goal is seen in a new light after the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. In addition to the widespread devastation, biomedical research at New York University School of Medicine took a significant blow. Flooding at one of the university’s three animal care…

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Several changes to NIH animal research policies ?>

Several changes to NIH animal research policies

On Dec. 1, the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare announced that the National Institutes of Health would be adopting the eighth edition of the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” effective Jan. 1. The Guide establishes the agency’s policies for the humane use of animals at institutions that receive NIH funding. Many in the research community questioned the implementation of the Guide, including the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. ASBMB co-signed a letter from FASEB…

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