FASEB Submits Testimony to Appropriations Committees in Support of Funding Recommendations

By Meghan McCabe The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has submitted testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees calling for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC), Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Program (VA), and USDA […]

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Appropriations Committee Passes First Fiscal Year 2015 Spending Bill; House Budget Resolution Seeks More Cuts; Senate Hearing Focuses on Benefits of Biomedical Research House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) has announced his goal to pass all 12 of the fiscal year (FY) 2015 spending bills by the start of the Independence […]

Society Spotlight: ABRF

By Allison Lea This year, the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A society of over 700 members from around the world, ABRF is dedicated to advancing core and research biotechnology laboratories through research, communication, and education. ABRF investigates and reports on the effectiveness of analytical techniques and methodologies by […]

FASEB Submits Comments to the IOM and OSTP on Research Data and Data Sharing

By Allison Lea Last week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to both the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on research data and data sharing. In response to the IOM’s request for public feedback on its Discussion Framework for Clinical Trial Data […]

NINDS Releases Analysis Showing Significant Drop in Funding for Basic Neuroscience Research

By Allison Lea In March, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Director Story Landis, PhD, posted an analysis by the Institute that showed a sharp decline in NINDS funding of fundamental basic research studies between 1997 and 2012. While contributing factors of this decline are still unclear, the analysis also found a decreasing […]