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.

2022 Capitol Hill Outlook

Congress is entering a jam-packed year with sky high aspirations, but serious roadblocks stand in the way of significant legislation passing into law.

The Federal government is currently operation under a continuing resolution (CR), which expires February 18. Congressional appropriators are still attempting to find agreement on spending plans that would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2022 (FY22). Little progress has been made, however, and concerns of a year-long CR

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Protecting the Integrity of Government Sciences – NCST Report

 January 13, 2022

The White House Scientific Integrity Task Force (SI) released their report “Protecting the Integrity of Government Science” earlier this month. This report marks an important first step toward strengthening scientific integrity and evidence-based decision-making and establishes scientific integrity as a priority for the Biden administration.   

The website also includes a summary of their listening sessions and the

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Biden Administration Releases New Research Security Guidance

January 13, 2022

On January 4, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released new guidance on national security concerns surrounding federally-funded research, building on an announcement made on the final day of the Trump Administration. In an effort to create clearer and more consistent guidelines, the memo outlines basic requirements for research security policies across federal agencies,

This new directive largely focuses on disclosure requirements: creating

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Q&A with Dr. Philip Rubin, Incoming FABBS President

January 13, 2022 

Philip Rubin, PhD

What inspired you to become President of the FABBS board?

My experience with FABBS goes back over twenty years. I first became aware of the organization in 2000, when I took a leave from my position as a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT, where I was doing psychological research and computational modeling related to the biological bases of speech and other cognitive activities, to serve as the Director of the

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