Tag Archives: National Science Board

National Science Board meets to discuss policy issues

On November 7-8, the National Science Board (NSB) met at National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss a long slate of science policy issues. Many topics were raised during the open sessions of the meeting, including an update on the NSF strategic plan, discussions of a new pilot program pertaining to NSF… Read More »

FASEB Supports Draft NIH Policy to Streamline Multi-Site Clinical Trials

A draft policy released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on December 3, 2014 signifies a positive step towards streamlining the clinical trial process. The Draft NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research promotes the use of a single IRB of record for domestic sites of multi-site… Read More »

NSB Releases Recommendations to Reduce Administrative Burdens Associated with Federally Funded Research

By Yvette Seger In March 2013, the National Science Board (NSB) released a Request for Information (RFI) and hosted three town hall discussions of university administrators and researchers to collect feedback on sources of administrative burden associated with federally funded research and possible solutions. The resulting report and recommendations, Reducing Investigators’ Administrative Workload for Federally… Read More »