Category Archives: Workforce Issues

Women of Color in STEM: Progress, Challenges, and New Opportunities

On November 10, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop that explored the current state of women of color working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The first panel examined progress to date and issues – new or previously… Read More »

FASEB Comments on HHS Strategic Plan

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft five-year Strategic Plan for public comment. Although the plan consisted of five strategic goals, FASEB focused its comments on Strategic Goal 4: Foster Sound, Sustained Advances in the Sciences. In its comments, FASEB drew upon several of its recent reports that could… Read More »

FASEB Responds to Requests for Information Regarding the Biomedical Research Workforce

On October 3, FASEB provided comments to two requests for input solicited by committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In comments to the Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, FASEB offered feedback on recommendations intended to improve the “successful launch and sustainment of careers among the next generation of researchers… Read More »

NIH Advisory Council Considers Ways to Enhance Efficiency of Peer Review

On September 25, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council convened to discuss topics related to peer review. NIH Principal Deputy Director Larry Tabak, DDS, PhD, provided an overview of the recently released Next Generation Researchers Initiative and the agency’s plans to increase stability in the biomedical research workforce… Read More »

NIH Advisory Council Makes Recommendations on Rigor and Reproducibility, Physician-Scientist Training, Workforce Diversity

The Advisory Council to the Director (ACD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently received updates on topics related to the practice and support of biomedical research. During sessions held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD on June 8 and 9, NIH leadership briefed the ACD on issues, including recommendations for rigor and… Read More »

FASEB launches survey on shared research resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a survey of researchers’ experiences with shared research resources. Responses are requested from resource users and providers in the United States by March 2. The questions in this 10-15 minutes survey focus on the following topics: (1) resource utilization and unmet needs; (2) the role… 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 »