Category Archives: FASEB

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »

FASEB Issues Recommendations for Improving Shared Research Resources

A new report from FASEB, “Maximizing Shared Research Resources,” identifies the challenges encountered by shared research resources providers and users, and makes recommendations for improvement. Shared research resources – from core facilities to living collections and national laboratories – make efficient use of funds and broaden researchers’ access to advanced technologies and materials. But shared… Read More »

FASEB Comments on NIH Proposed Changes to Genomic Data Sharing Policy

FASEB submitted comments this week in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposed changes to the Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-17-110). The proposal would increase access to summary genomic statistics in the Database for Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) and other NIH databases. Access would be contingent on users reviewing informational materials on the… Read More »

FASEB President Joins Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

On September 14, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, joined nearly 400 advocates from scientific organizations, patient groups, and research institutions to take part in the Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day. The day-long event, now in its fifth year, was organized to urge Congress to provide… Read More »

October 11 Webinar: FASEB’s New Advocacy Slide Deck

In these times of uncertain funding, communicating the benefits of research that improves the nation’s health, quality of life, and economy is imperative. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 11 from 2–3 p.m. ET for researchers, post docs, graduate students, and others who want to… Read More »

FASEB Comments on Future Nonhuman Primate Resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). ORIP was seeking comment on 1) capabilities of organizations and universities to provide research resources necessary for nonhuman primate (NHP) research, and 2) information on… Read More »

FASEB Opposes Legislative Limits on Stem Cell Research

In a letter to the chairs and ranking members of both the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) stated strong opposition to legislation prohibiting the use of federal funds for research involving fetal tissue or embryonic stem cells. In its comments, FASEB highlighted several key scientific… Read More »