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Science policy weekly roundup: May 18, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: May 18, 2018

  Listen to Episode 8 of “Pipettes and Politics” now Episode 8 of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s science policy podcast “Pipettes and Politics” is available. Public affairs staff discuss the fiscal year 2019 appropriations landscape; recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences to support the next generation of researchers; and the ASBMB’s response to both the National Science Foundation’s new sexual harassment reporting policy and the National Institutes of Health’s Next Generation of Researchers Initiative Working…

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ASBMB hosts advocacy town hall at Experimental Biology annual meeting ?>

ASBMB hosts advocacy town hall at Experimental Biology annual meeting

For the second year in a row, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosted last month an advocacy town hall during the ASBMB Annual Meeting in San Diego. The town hall featured ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb and ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee members Matthew Gentry of the University of Kentucky and Dorothy Shippen of Texas A&M University. The presenters described the ASBMB’s public affairs and advocacy programs to keep members informed of policies affecting the science…

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Science policy weekly roundup: May 11, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: May 11, 2018

The ASBMB responds to the NSF’s efforts to address sexual harassment in science The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee sent recommendations in response to the NSF’s request for comments on Important Notice No. 144, regarding the agency’s efforts to address sexual misconduct and harassment in the science community. The ASBMB PAAC recommended that NSF help establish standardized methods across universities to investigate misconduct claims; ensure privacy of reporters of sexual harassment; and publicize the…

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The ASBMB PAAC responds to NSF efforts to address sexual harassment in science ?>

The ASBMB PAAC responds to NSF efforts to address sexual harassment in science

The #metoo movement has reached the science community, as several prominent scientists accused of sexual harassment and misconduct are being held accountable for their actions. In light of these incidents, the National Science Foundation has been reviewing and updating its sexual misconduct policies. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee (ASBMB PAAC) provided comments to the National Science Foundation’s Important Notice No. 144  regarding its latest actions to reduce sexual harassment and misconduct in the…

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Science policy weekly roundup: May 4, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: May 4, 2018

Apply to the ASBMB ATP today Apply today to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Advocacy Training Program. The ASBMB ATP will provide a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience for ASBMB members interested in gaining valuable experience in science policy and advocacy. The six-month externship will train leaders to build and maintain hubs of regional science advocacy. Click here to learn more and to apply.   2018 Hill Day recap ASBMB Science Policy Analyst André Porter recaps the events of…

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Science Policy Weekly Update: March 2, 2018 ?>

Science Policy Weekly Update: March 2, 2018

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…

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“Pipettes and Politics” Episode 4 ?>

“Pipettes and Politics” Episode 4

The ASBMB’s science policy podcast, “Pipettes and Politics, has released its fourth episode. Prior to discussing the three-day government shutdown, the ASBMB public affairs staff discuss the National Institute of Health’s decision to delay implementation of new human research subject policies; the current status of the NIH’s Next Generation Researchers Initiative; and the restructuring of the Department of Energy. Lastly, the episode covers the events leading to the federal government shutdown, the detrimental effects of shutdown to the research enterprise,…

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Science Policy Roundup: December 8, 2017 ?>

Science Policy Roundup: December 8, 2017

ASBMB members urge Congress to remove graduate student tax from the final tax reform effort So far, 1,013 ASBMB members have sent 3,106 letters to 369 members of Congress in a push to ensure that the repeal of the graduate student tuition tax waiver does not make it onto the final tax reform bill. The bill is in conference committee, as the House and Senate negotiators are amending the legislation to ensure passage through both chambers. Take action here. Episode…

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For members, by members ?>

For members, by members

  In the October issue of ASBMB Today, Rick Page, a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee, provided an overview of the PAACs meetings with leaders at the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation in the spring. View the article here. Below are additional highlights from the agency meetings. National Institute of General Medical Sciences Update on the R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award program NIGMS officials expect to reach…

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Science policy weekly news update: October 27, 2017 ?>

Science policy weekly news update: October 27, 2017

  Standardizing postdoc titles Eight scientists and science policy experts with ties to the ASBMB published an opinion article in the journal eLife this week making the case that what we call postdoctoral researchers really does matter. Read the ASBMB announcement and the eLife article.   What is next for the March for Science? It has been six months since the March for Science, a global event uniting hundreds of thousands of scientists from around the world to highlight the…

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