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Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

115th Congress Convenes; Senate Introduces Budget Resolution Preserving 2017 Spending Cap; Trump Budget Expected in the Spring; House and Senate Committees Welcome New Members On January 3, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presided over the opening of the 115th Congress, welcoming more than 60 new legislators to Capitol… Read More »

National Academies’ Next Generation Researchers Initiative gets underway

The first meeting of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study on the difficulties young biomedical researchers face trying to establish and maintain careers as independent scientists took place in Washington, DC, on January 9. The Next Generation Researchers Initiative aims to evaluate numerous factors affecting the transition to independent research careers, including… Read More »

Francis Collins receives FASEB award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. His ability to convey the excitement, achievements, and promise of biomedical research to the general public has benefited the scientific community. “Francis Collins is a… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

114th Congress Adjourns; Government Funding Extended Until April; President Obama Signs Cures Legislation; Bill Renewing Science Programs Passes House and Senate The House and Senate recessed for the holiday and are not expected to conduct any additional business for the remainder of the year, effectively adjourning the 114th Congress. Before leaving town, Congress closed out… 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 »