Author Archives: Yvette Seger

FASEB to Host Workshop on Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology on June 22 will host a workshop in partnership with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to explore the effects on the scientific enterprise of misrepresented or overstated research results. The workshop will bring together scientists, journalists, institutional public information officers, and other stakeholders to discuss… Read More »

NIH Updates Plans to Enhance Stewardship of Federal Funds

In response to extensive stakeholder feedback to its release in May of preliminary plans for a new policy designed to optimize distribution of grant funds across the research community, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) introduced an updated strategy for consideration by the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) during its meeting on June 8.… Read More »

NIH Announces New Plans to Optimize Distribution of Grant Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) unveiled on May 2 plans for a new policy designed to optimize distribution of grant funds across the research community. It will be implemented later this year. In a teleconference, Dr. Larry Tabak, DDS, PhD, the agency’s Principal Deputy Director,  noted that several key grants policy changes were put… Read More »

Closing soon: nominations for FASEB’s 2018 Excellence in Science Award

The nomination period for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s (FASEB’s) 2018 Excellence in Science Award is rapidly approaching. This award recognizes the career achievements of women in biological science whose outstanding scientific work has contributed significantly to furthering the understanding of a particular discipline. Women who are members of one or more… Read More »

FASEB highlights concerns regarding use of preprints in grant applications

In October, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sought input regarding the inclusion of preprints and other interim research products, such as protocols and large datasets, in grant applications and reports as a way to enhance the rigor and impact of research funded by the agency. Following extensive consultation with its member societies, the Federation… Read More »

NIH advisory committee discusses new legislation and presidential transition

On December 8 and 9, the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened to discuss efforts related to ongoing projects as well as emerging issues within the biomedical research community. Francis Collins, MD, PhD, was pleased to report the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation… Read More »

Fund small business supplements with existing set-asides, FASEB says

In October, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on a proposed supplement to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to enhance workforce diversity. The new funds were targeted toward increasing the participation of women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals… Read More »