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Bullet policy, reports · Feb 10, 2022

Public Policy Office 2021 Annual Report

The AIBS Public Policy Office has released its annual report for 2021. Read about our achievements in science policy.

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Highlights include:

  • Helped 75 scientists become advocates for science.
  • Endorsed and rallied support for legislation to make significant new investments in the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Increased awareness of the needs of the biological sciences community by facilitating 64 meetings between scientists and lawmakers.
  • Provided professional development training to 230 scientists.
  • Provided recommendations to the White House on strengthening federal scientific integrity policies.
  • Provided comments to the Biden Administration on the scientific framework for the new Advanced Research Project Agency – Health (ARPA-H).

  • Urged President Biden to champion legislation endorsed by AIBS to provide $25 billion in emergency relief funding for federal science agencies.
  • Through an NSF-funded virtual workshop series, engaged the international scientific community in policy discussions about the application of access and benefit sharing principles to digital sequence information.
  • Called on the Biden Administration and Congress to provide visa assistance and other support to displaced Afghan scientists.

  • Endorsed legislation aimed at scaling up efforts to track COVID-19 variants.

Read the 2021 Public Policy Office Annual Report.