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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Where we’ve been? Attending the May 2018 National Science Board Meeting ?>

Where we’ve been? Attending the May 2018 National Science Board Meeting

  This month, the National Science Board convened to review multiple initiatives from the National Science Foundation. The board discussed the NSF’s activities to support the skilled technical workforce, provided an update on appropriations, unveiled the agency’s new stewardship model and presented plans to generate new research ideas. Supporting the skilled technical workforce For the past year, the board has been conducting a number of listening sessions to better understand the United States’ skilled technical workforce.  Early in the life…

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Episode 8 of “Pipettes and Politics” is available ?>

Episode 8 of “Pipettes and Politics” is available

The eighth episode of the ASBMB science policy podcast, “Pipettes and Politics,” is now available. In this episode, the ASBMB public affairs staff provides an update on fiscal year 2019 appropriations and the ASBMB’s response to the National Science Foundation’s new policy on harassment reporting on agency funded projects. Staff members also discuss the recently released National Academies report on supporting the next generation of biomedical and behavioral researchers, and the recommendations that the ASBMB submitted to the National Institutes…

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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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Special Episode of “Pipettes and Politics” – The Hill Day Edition ?>

Special Episode of “Pipettes and Politics” – The Hill Day Edition

  After a brief hiatus, Pipettes and Politics is back this week and next with two new episodes! April was a busy month for the ASBMB public affairs team, with the annual Hill Day and agency visits and a West Coast swing to the 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting in San Diego. Daniel and André also visited Louisiana State University, West Virginia University, and Johns Hopkins University to give talks on advocacy. In this special episode, Ben talks with several participants…

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The National Academies releases report on supporting the next generation of biomedical and behavioral sciences researchers ?>

The National Academies releases report on supporting the next generation of biomedical and behavioral sciences researchers

  The National Academies released a report titled Supporting the Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers last month.  This report provides recommendations for research institutions and the federal government to implement with the goal of better supporting those who are pursuing careers in biological and social sciences. Included in the 18 recommendations are suggestions that urge Congress to create a Biomedical Research Enterprise Council, increase the budget of the National Institutes of Health with set-asides to support 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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Apply for the ASBMB ATP Today ?>

Apply for the ASBMB ATP Today

  Apply Now! Applications are now being accepted for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Advocacy Training Program, which provides a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience for ASBMB members interested in gaining valuable experience in science policy and advocacy. The ATP is a six-month externship for 10 to 15 scientists from around the United States. The ultimate goal of the ATP is to train leaders to build and maintain hubs of regional science advocacy. The program has two phases: In…

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