FASEB provides feedback to NIH on genotype and phenotype database

On April 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) summited comments in response to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Request for Information (RFI) on “Processes for dbGaP Data Submission, Access, and Management” (NOT-OD-17-044). The dbGaP Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes was developed to store and share data from human studies. FASEB’s comments… Read More »

FASEB urges Congress to reject the Trump administration budget blueprint

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) strongly opposes the proposed $5.8 billion (nearly 20 percent) reduction in federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in President Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FASEB calls on Congress to ensure that this budget proposal is not enacted into law. “The… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Resumes Negotiations on 2017 Budget; President’s Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposes Significant Cuts for Research Agencies Fiscal issues dominated the activity on Capitol Hill over the last few weeks. Congress resumed negotiations on legislation that will be needed to keep government agencies operating when the “continuing resolution” expires in late April. On March… Read More »

Capitol Hill Day sets new attendance record

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) brought 55 research advocates to Washington for the FASEB Capitol Hill Day on March 9. Attendees came from 28 states representing 25 FASEB societies and all but one of the Basic Biomedical Science Chairs associations. It was the largest Capitol Hill Day in the Federation’s history,… Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing showcases rare disease research

On March 9, a standing-room only crowd of congressional staff, research advocates, and scientists attended the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill briefing on rare disease research and the critical role the National Institutes of Health plays in supporting discovery. The briefing was organized in cooperation with Congressmen Scott Peters and… Read More »

FASEB partners with March for Science

On March 8, the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) voted to support the March for Science. Nearly 400 marches in 37 countries are currently planned for the April 22 event. “The March for Science has advanced public awareness of the vital role science plays in everyone’s lives.… Read More »

FASEB releases fiscal year 2018 federal funding recommendations

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released its annual funding recommendations for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FASEB recommends substantial increases in the budgets of several federal scientific agencies in order to bolster American biological and biomedical research.  Commenting on the need for increased U.S. investment in science, the report states: “Advances… Read More »