AIBS has provided testimony to the House Appropriations Committee regarding fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
AIBS urged Congress to provide NIH with a base budget of at least $50 billion in FY 2023, arguing that this level of funding is needed to “advance research on infectious disease emergence and transmission, prevent future pandemics, and fill gaps in our knowledge about the spread and evolution of biological threats.”
AIBS further requested that any additional funding to support the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) should supplement, not supplant, the $50 billion request for the world’s largest public funder of biomedical research. “The new agency charged with supporting transformative high-risk, high-reward research must complement, and not interfere with, NIH’s commitment to funding basic research.”
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