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Science policy weekly roundup: August 23, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: August 23, 2019

Springer Nature and German scientific institutions reach open-access deal Publisher Springer Nature and a consortium of more than 700 German libraries and research institutions reached an agreement to allow consortium members to publish open-access papers to more than 1,900 Springer Nature journals. The institutes also will receive access to articles in those journals. The deal, however, does not cover the Nature brand of journals, including Nature and Nature Medicine. Read more here.   Biotech leaders speak out against targeting of Chinese…

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Science policy weekly roundup: March 8, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: March 8, 2019

First grants are smaller for women who are PIs than for men who are A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women who are principal investigators receive about $40,000 less in their first grant than men. In a statement, the National Institutes of Health acknowledged it is aware of this disparity and said that it is supporting efforts to address it. Read more here.   U.S. universities respond to NIH request for information regarding foreign ties…

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Science policy weekly roundup: Oct. 19, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: Oct. 19, 2018

Scientists navigate life after congressional run Dozens of scientists ran for congressional seats this year, but a majority failed to win their primary races. While many lost because of their inexperience and lack of connections to local political institutions, some are continuing to explore their new passion for public service as they settle back into the lab.  Read more here.    Scientists push to stop cardiac stem-cell study based on fabricated data Scientists are urging a national clinical trial network stop…

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Senate appropriations committee recognizes the importance of innovation in the U.S. ?>

Senate appropriations committee recognizes the importance of innovation in the U.S.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, started the “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments” hearing saying that funding innovative research is of huge importance to the U.S. Supporting this statement, Mikulski pointed out that 138 pieces of written testimony, including one from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, were submitted prior to the hearing, demonstrating the support across the nation of investing in innovation. The hearing featured five witnesses representing federal agencies: John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy; Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Department…

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U.S. House hearing on public access ?>

U.S. House hearing on public access

On March 29, the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on investigations and oversight held a hearing to address proposed public access models and their effects on scientific research. Five witnesses from scientific societies and university groups testified before the committee to provide insight on whether or not research papers that result from federal funding should be freely available to the public. Two years ago, the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable brought together a group of scientific publishers, librarians and university officials to…

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Twists in the debate on public access ?>

Twists in the debate on public access

Since the beginning of the year, the debate over public access has been hotly contended throughout the research and legislative communities. The National Institutes of Health’s public-access policy states that peer-reviewed articles based on NIH-funded research must be made publically available, one year after their initial publication date. In December, U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., introduced the Research Works Act to the U.S House of Representatives. The Research Works Act prohibited federal agencies from requiring researchers…

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