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June 13, 2024
The program's sixth cohort will learn how to advocate for science funding and support this summer and will visit Capitol Hill in 2025.
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NPA task force releases report on postdoc policies
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NPA task force releases report on postdoc policies

June 12, 2024

The National Postdoctoral Association recommends institutions act in eight priority areas to improve the trainee experience.

ASBMB members advocate for basic science
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ASBMB members advocate for basic science

May 30, 2024

In 65 meetings on Capitol Hill, scientists urged legislators to support budget increases for NIH, NSF and DOE.

A call to action: Urge Congress to support scientific research
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A call to action: Urge Congress to support scientific research

May 21, 2024

ASBMB members can write to policymakers to advocate for robust science funding in fiscal year 2025.

ASBMB members head to Capitol Hill
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ASBMB members head to Capitol Hill

May 20, 2024

They will encourage lawmakers to support essential R&D appropriations to keep the U.S. competitive and retain highly skilled talent.

Genetics studies have a diversity problem that researchers struggle to fix
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Genetics studies have a diversity problem that researchers struggle to fix

April 28, 2024

Researchers in South Carolina are trying to build a DNA database to better understand how genetics affects health risks. But they’re struggling to recruit enough Black participants.

National Academies propose initiative to sequence all RNA molecules
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National Academies propose initiative to sequence all RNA molecules

April 19, 2024

Unlocking the epitranscriptome could transform health, medicine, agriculture, energy and national security.

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ATP delegates push for improved policies

This ASBMB program helps advocates gain skills to address issues that affect science and scientists.
ATP delegates push for improved policies

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Advocacy workshops at Discover BMB 2024
Annual Meeting

Advocacy workshops at Discover BMB 2024

Feb. 7, 2024

Topics include running for office, becoming an advocate, and navigating the grant review process at the NIH.

NIH’s advisory committee releases report on re-envisioning postdoc training
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NIH’s advisory committee releases report on re-envisioning postdoc training

Jan. 8, 2024

The working group developed six primary recommendations for the National Institutes of Health.

When authoritative sources hold  onto bad data
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When authoritative sources hold onto bad data

Dec. 23, 2023

A legal scholar explains the need for government databases to retract information.

Can science publishing be both open and equitable?
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Can science publishing be both open and equitable?

Dec. 14, 2023

An updated memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has researchers, funders and publishers looking ahead

ASBMB pushes federal agencies to help students struggling with loan debt
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ASBMB pushes federal agencies to help students struggling with loan debt

Nov. 30, 2023

The society states that increasing student debt and financial strain are hurting the U.S. research enterprise and federal agencies must do more to ease this burden.

NIH diversity supplements offer a pathway to independence
Funding

NIH diversity supplements offer a pathway to independence

Nov. 29, 2023

These funding mechanisms have been underutilized. The ASBMB public affairs staff offers recommendations to change that.

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