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National Science Board Held Quarterly Oversight Meeting

On February 23rd and 24th, the National Science Board (NSB) held their quarterly oversight meeting.

National Science Foundation (NSF) leadership and staff presented on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts, with updates on a range of NSF programs. In …

NASEM Committee on Behavioral Economics to Policy Holds First Meeting

March 9, 2022

On March 1, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Future Directions for Applying Behavioral Economics to Policy held its first open-session meeting. This consensus study will review the evidence regarding the application …

Members of Congress Weigh in on Open Access and Animal Models

Last month, amidst continuing negotiations on the fiscal year 2022 budget and heightened attention to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Members of Congress sent letters to federal colleagues on issues of importance to members of FABBS societies.

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Senators …

Justice Department Updates Research Security Policy

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced updates to federal policies regarding academic research security. Notably, the “China Initiative” meant to coordinate the federal response to national security threats posed by the Chinese government is being reformed; the name is …

President Biden Highlights Research and Mental Health in State of the Union

On March 1st, President Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address. Biden understandably spent a significant portion of his speech addressing the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the response from the United States and our allies. He also …

AAAS Annual Meeting: A Banner Year for Psychology

February 24, 2022 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, titled Empower with Evidence, was conducted virtually on February 17-20, and featured an exceptional array of scientific topics, including public health, science communications, STEM education, science …

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