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News from FABBS

FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

House Appropriations Committee Approves $8.2 billion for NSF in FY 2019

May 23, 2018

On May 17, the House Appropriations committee marked up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill, which includes funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), among other federal agencies and programs.

The House CJS Appropriations bill includes $8.2 billion for NSF for FY19, a 5.3 percent increase over FY18, and a 9.4 percent increase over the administration’s request for NSF for FY19.  Rep. John Culberson

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FABBS and Colleagues Meet with NIH to Chart Course on Clinical Trials

May 23, 2018

Since mid-2017, FABBS has interacted with NIH —and later, appropriators— about our scientific community’s concerns with NIH’s inclusion of basic science involving humans in its clinical trial policies. Given the continuing concerns earlier this year, House and Senate appropriators included Congressional report language in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill. The report language directed NIH to halt implementation of the clinical trial policies as they

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NIH Clinical Trials Report Language: What’s Next?

March 30, 2018

The basic science community greeted with much enthusiasm report language attached to the omnibus spending bill that seeks to delay “NIH’ s more expansive interpretation of ‘interventions’ in relation to fundamental research projects involving humans” and to “consult with the basic research community to determine the reporting standards best suited to this kind of research.”  The language references one of several applicable policies, in particular New Review

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FABBS Welcomes the Vision Sciences Society

FABBS brings together scientific societies that share an interest in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. We are pleased to welcome our newest scientific society, the Vision Sciences Society (VSS). VSS was founded in 2001, and represents scientists who are interested in the functional aspects of vision, including visual psychophysics, neuroscience, computational vision, and cognitive psychology. The next Annual Meeting of VSS will be held May 18-23, 2018, in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

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