Category Archives: Government Regulations

FASEB joins effort opposing executive order on immigration

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) joined leading scientific, engineering, and academic organizations in urging President Trump to rescind the executive order on immigration. The effort was led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and culminated in a letter sent to President Trump on January 31. “The executive order… Read More »

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 »

FASEB analysis: Which political party is better for biomedical research?

Does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fare better when Democrats or Republicans are in control? An analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) examined the NIH budget over the last 35 years and failed to find a strong correlation between the party in the White House or in control of… Read More »

FASEB president-elect speaks at congressional briefing on impact of CR

On November 29, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President-Elect Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The event explored the impact that another “continuing resolution” (CR) would have on biomedical research. Dr. Baldwin acknowledged that it is critical… Read More »

NSF advisory committee discusses international research collaborations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering met at NSF headquarters on November 28–29 to discuss collaborations between American researchers and scientists around the globe. During the meeting, NSF Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) staff informed the committee about international programs and partnerships as well as the state… Read More »

FASEB webinar discusses post-election outlook for research funding

On November 16, FASEB hosted a webinar on the effect of the 2016 elections on biological and biomedical research. The session also discussed the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, and other research agencies during the “lame duck” session of Congress that is currently underway. The archived presentation… Read More »