Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Negotiations Stall on Continuing Resolution; Funding Proposal Offered by Senate Republicans Angers Democrats; Next Steps Uncertain As Government Shutdown Looms Any hope members of Congress had about quickly returning to the campaign trail evaporated on Monday as discussions of a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep federal agencies operating beyond September 30 entered their third week.… Read More »

FASEB President joins hundreds on Capitol Hill to advocate for medical research

On September 22, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Hudson H. Freeze, PhD, joined nearly 350 other advocates representing 37 states and 125 research organizations, patient groups, and institutions to urge Congress to provide sustainable, and predictable funding increases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the Rally for Medical Research… Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing showcases NSF-funded research

On September 20, a standing-room-only crowd of congressional staff and research advocates attended the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill briefing on developmental biology research. Jane Silverthorne, PhD, the Deputy Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences introduced the event, which featured the role of fundamental… Read More »

New rules on registering and reporting clinical trials

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new rules on announcing clinical trials and reporting their results. On September 16, HHS released the Final Rule on clinical trials registration and summary results information submission on the ClinicalTrials.gov website. The Final Rule mirrors the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in November 2014. At… Read More »

NIGMS council considers old and new funding strategies

At its September 16 meeting, the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) discussed the implementation of the Institute’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), strategies to facilitate evidence-based funding decisions, and critical changes to a funding mechanism to support biomedical technology research resources. In his opening remarks, Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director… Read More »

Two events recognize contributors to biomedical research

From September 19–23, institutions and organizations across the United States hosted a range of events to recognize postdoctoral scholars as part of the seventh annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). At the same time, Peer Review Week explored how those involved in reviewing scholarly publications should be recognized for their contributions. The corresponding week-long celebrations… Read More »

FASEB encouraged by presidential candidates’ views on science issues

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) thanks Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jill Stein for responding to America’s Top 20 Science, Engineering, Tech, Health & Environmental Issues in 2016 for ScienceDebate.org. “These issues aren’t just important for scientists, they affect every American,” said FASEB President Hudson H. Freeze, PhD. “We appreciate that… Read More »