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Petition to Support Peer Review Launched

June 21st, 2017

On June 12, the Coalition to Promote Research (CPR) released a petition urging Congress to support the nation’s scientific research enterprise by allowing the federal peer and merit review processes to judge the relevance of research proposals. The goal of the petition is to inform members of Congress about constituent support for good scientific stewardship and peer/merit review.

CPR hopes the petition will persuade members of Congress to oppose any efforts that may emerge to defund grants already receiving support from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. FABBS serves as a member of the CPR Steering Committee.

The petition is open through the summer. Once it closes, CPR will disaggregate the signatures and share the names of constituents who have signed the petition with members of Congress.

To sign the petition, please go to: http://www.apascience.org/scientific-principles-petition/.

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