News from FABBS

Administration Announces Joint Committee to Invigorate US Research

May 23, 2019

On May 6, the White House National Science and Technology Council announced the creation of a committee to invigorate US Research, The National Science and Technology Council Joint Committee on Improving Research Environments. The joint committee will be co-chaired by the Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Kelvin Droegemeier, NIH Director Francis Collins, NSF Director France Córdova, as well as the Directors of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Our Sciences Represented and Honored in Washington DC

May 9, 2019

In April, several high-profile events on Capitol Hill and at the National Academy of Sciences brought attention to important scientific contributions of FABBS scientists.

Dr. Turk-Browne and Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)

On April 30th, two poster exhibitions on Capitol Hill highlighted a range of scientists, including our members. FABBS was pleased to be represented by Nicholas Turk-Browne, PhD, Yale University, at the 25th Annual Coalition for National Science

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BRAIN Initiative Conference and Opportunity to Inform Next Phase of Funding

April 26, 2019

A Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative working group has released a draft report for public comment. This is an opportunity for the FABBS community to bring attention to important cognitive and behavioral research and potential contributions to the next phase of the BRAIN Initiative.

The draft document includes 8 priority areas, and feedback that the community provides will inform the final report to the Advisory

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Update on the NIH Definition of Clinical Trials and New Resource Unveiled

April 12, 2019

FABBS members will recall a
consequential decision that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made in
2016, resulting in a new clinical trial definition capturing basic research
that had not been previously considered clinical. If you need a refresher on
the topic, or why this is a problem and what has happened over the past couple
of years, there are some resources at the end of this article. You can also
watch a new talk about the issue by FABBS Immediate-past-President,

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