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Science policy weekly roundup: July 6, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: July 6, 2018

Commentary: PAAC member Tricia Serio on how to stop faculty sexual abuse Tricia Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, published an opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education with recommendations for how universities can stop the cycle of faculty sexual abuse. Serio, a member of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, runs a project called Speak Your Story that documents sexism at…

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Episode 10 of “Pipettes and Politics” is available. ?>

Episode 10 of “Pipettes and Politics” is available.

Episode 10 of the ASBMB science policy podcast “Pipettes and Politics” is now available. ASBMB public affairs staff members provide updates on the U.S. House and Senate fiscal year 2019 budget proposals for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science. Staff members also talk about the discussions at the NIH Advisory Council meetings regarding its draft recommendations to address the next generation of researchers and the NIH’s response to reducing…

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Science policy weekly roundup: June 1, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: June 1, 2018

Episode 9 of “Pipettes and Politics” is now available. Episode 9 of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology science policy podcast, “Pipettes and Politics,” is available. The ASBMB public affairs staff provides an update on the fiscal year 2019 appropriations, the ASBMB August is for Advocacy campaign, and the progress of the ASBMB Advocacy Training Program. Staff also analyze the recent National Academies report on graduate STEM education for the 21st century. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud, iTunes or Stitcher.  …

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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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Catching up on the fiscal cliff and other science policy stories ?>

Catching up on the fiscal cliff and other science policy stories

The fiscal cliff talks took a break as Congress and the president returned to their home states for the holiday. However, President Obama will return to Washington tonight, and Congress will be in session tomorrow. If the fiscal cliff is to be averted, a deal will need to be hammered out quickly. However, the American public, growing doubtful about a compromise plan, may have to wait until the final hours of 2012 to find out about the Democrats’ plan to…

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Scientific misconduct in the news ?>

Scientific misconduct in the news

The progress of scientific inquiry depends on researchers to faithfully report their observations from important and well-designed experiments. Falsifying data or intentionally misrepresenting results can be quite damaging to research as it has the potential to lead entire fields astray as scientists try to build on these exciting, yet false, results. Thus, the results of a recently published provocative study are especially troubling. This study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analyzed the reasons underlying the…

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