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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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