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Dr. Renee Wegrzyn Appointed as First Director of New ARPA-H Agency

September 22, 2022

President Biden has selected Dr. Renee Wegrzyn to serve as the first director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). Dr. Wegrzyn is a biologist who currently works as the vice president of Ginkgo Bioworks, …

Congress Races to Advance CR and Keep Government Open

Capitol Hill Update | September 22, 2022

Members of Congress continue negotiations to iron out the details of an agreement to keep the federal government open after the September 30th end of the current fiscal year (FY) 22. As has …

Congress Returns to DC for Fall Legislative Season 

September 8, 2022

Following a remarkably eventful August, during which Congress passed both the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, the fall is likely to be far less eventful. Members of Congress will be eager to wrap …

OSTP Issues New Guidance for Public Access to Federally Funded Research 

September 8, 2022

The Biden administration has issued a press release and memo providing guidance to federal agencies to make research freely available, without an embargo. These requirements are intended to take effect no later than the start of 2026 …

GAO Issues Reports on Rigor of Research Practices, Impact of Funding Interruptions and Research Competitiveness

September 8, 2022

The mission of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is to provide Congress, heads of executive agencies, and the public with timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can be used to improve government and save taxpayers billions of dollars. …

NASEM Hosts Workshop on Psychology and Behavioral Economics

August 18, 2022

The Consensus Committee of the National Academies (NASEM) hosted the Workshop on Behavioral Economics: Exploring Applications & Research Methods on July 18-19 (see the video recording and materials here). The event sought to identify opportunities to apply …

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