FASEB welcomes new president and officers

By | July 14, 2016

On July 1, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) welcomed its new President, Hudson H. Freeze, PhD. Dr. Freeze is Professor of Glycobiology and Director of the Human Genetics Program at the Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla. “I am honored to lead FASEB—the policy and advocacy voice of 125,000 scientists. Today,… Read More »

FASEB’s fifth annual BioArt competition opens

By | July 14, 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the fifth annual BioArt competition, a celebration of the artistic side of science. Through the competition, FASEB aims to highlight the breadth of biomedical and life science studies, ranging from cancer drug delivery to crop nutrition. The BioArt collection also depicts the wide variety of… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By | July 14, 2016

Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Increase for Biomedical Research; Congress Departs for Summer Break; September Agenda to Include “Continuing Resolution” to Keep Federal Agencies Open Congressional leadership began the year pledging to return the appropriations process to “regular order” by completing action on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills before September 30. They will leave… Read More »

NIH releases strategies for communicating research

By | July 14, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a list of strategies to help scientists make their research more accessible to the broader public. The guidelines, which include tips for researchers, educators, journalists, and other health professionals on writing about topics such as data outcomes, clinical trials, and studies with animal models, were compiled from advice… Read More »

FASEB endorses bill to strengthen privacy protections for research participants

By | July 14, 2016

On July 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) endorsed U.S. Senate bill S.2744, the “Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act,” which aims to enhance privacy protections for research participants. The bill would strengthen Certificates of Confidentiality and clarify Freedom of Information Act exemptions for human subjects research data. In its letter, FASEB… Read More »

NIH Releases Final Policy on Use of Single IRBs for Multi-site Studies

By | June 30, 2016

On June 21, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued its final policy on the use of single Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for multi-site research studies and clinical trials. The policy “establish(es) the expectation that a single IRB of record will be used in the ethical review of non-exempt human subjects research protocols funded by… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By | June 30, 2016

Congress Addresses Long-term Outlook for Budget Bills; Bipartisan Legislation Would Increase Investments in Science and Innovation When lawmakers return to Washington on July 5, they will have nine days to complete work on several critical pieces of legislation before they adjourn for their nearly two-month summer break. Although consideration of fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending… Read More »