Tag Archives: USDA

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop: President Obama’s Budget Edition

On February 9, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget fleshing out the details of the proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address. Under the President’s proposal, overall funding for research and development (R&D) would rise to $152 billion, an increase of $6 billion (four percent) over enacted FY… Read More »

FASEB Opposes Altering Regulations for Nonhuman Primates

On August 31, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a petition to amend the Animal Welfare Regulations (AWRs) to require research facilities to construct and maintain ethologically appropriate environments for nonhuman primates to ensure their psychological well-being. FASEB voiced its strong disagreement with the petitioners’ claims and urged the United… Read More »

Additional Reporting Requirements Would Not Benefit Research Animals, Warns FASEB

In comments submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) expressed concern about a petition to amend the Animal Welfare Act Regulations (AWR). The petition, submitted by the National Anti-Vivisection Society, requested that USDA amend AWR recordkeeping to require additional reporting categories, such as location… Read More »

FASEB Leaders Advocate for Biological Research

On August 11, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Parker Antin, PhD, and President-Elect Hudson Freeze, PhD, traveled to Washington to advocate for biological research. In meetings with offices in the Senate and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), they made the case for increased support for research and reductions… Read More »

FASEB Supports Peer Review at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

On July 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted a letter in support of peer review processes at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture. In the letter, FASEB applauded NIFA for taking steps to ensure that each grant proposal receives… Read More »

American Society for Nutrition Announces Principles to Guide Research Public-Private Partnerships

On June 16, organizations representing more than 95,000 scientists unveiled a framework for food, nutrition, and health research public-private partnerships. This initiative was led by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service. “The goal of establishing these partnerships is to create… Read More »

FASEB Responds to USDA Requests on Regulatory Burden and Amending the Animal Welfare Act

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments on two requests from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding animals in research. USDA regulates the care and use of certain species of animals in biological and biomedical research, and USDA regulations are enforced by the Animal Care (AC) division of the… Read More »