NSF Symposium Celebrates 70th Anniversary
February 27, 2020
Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a 70th Anniversary Symposium to reflect on the past, celebrate accomplishments, consider the current scientific landscape, and look towards the future. Please see a webcast of the day and a half long event (event agenda).
Established by Congress in 1950, the mission of the NSF is “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the nationalread more
Clinical Trial Definition Continues to Cause Confusion
February 12, 2020
Towards the end of January, FABBS started receiving emails from worried researchers saying their proposals to NIH had been withdrawn before review because they were not classified as clinical trials, and perception was that they should have been. As readers may recall, in October 2014, NIH expanded their definition of clinical trials to include Basic Experimental Studies involving Humans (BESH). While the enforcement of registration in grants.gov for BESH had beenread more
NIMH Strategic Plan Update, New BRAIN Initiative Director
February 12, 2020
The Advisory Council for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) met on Tuesday, February 4. NIMH is currently in the process of updating their strategic plan. A request for feedback went out to the community on December 2, 2019 with comments due on January 1, 2020. NIMH then provided an two additional weeks to comment, pushing back their timeline to present their revisions to Council to their next meeting on May 19th, 2020.
Dr. Gordon, NIMH Director, explainedread more
NSB Releases Report on the State of U.S. Science
January 29, 2020
On January 15, the National Science Board released a new and improved version of previous reports – The State of U.S. Science and Engineering. A briefing on Capitol Hill included information from chapters on science and math education, higher education, the technical workforce, and scientific publications. NSF will release four more chapters in the coming months —reporting global spending patterns, academic research, trade and industry, knowledge transfer, andread more