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Bullet podcasts, statements · May 18, 2020

Joint Comments on Supplemental to EPA Transparency Rule

As leading scientific, engineering, and higher education organizations - which together represent hundreds of thousands of scientists, engineers, and educators - we are writing to submit our comments on EPA's Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("supplemental") to the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Proposed Rulemaking that was originally published on April 30, 2018.
Bullet events · May 16, 2020

2020 AIBS Council Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2020 AIBS Council Meeting. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIBS has determined that the appropriate course of action is to move the 2020 AIBS Council Meeting to an online meeting.

Bullet announcements · May 11, 2020

New Resource for Spotting COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

The COVID-19 pandemic provides fertile ground for the emergence and spread of new conspiracy theories, often with significant negative implications for public health and well-being. A new resource has been developed by experts in communications and the spread of misinformation to help people spot and respond to conspiracy theories.

Bullet policy · May 11, 2020

Lawmakers Call for Next Coronavirus Relief Package to Support Scientific Workforce

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have called for the next coronavirus stimulus package to include $26 billion in funding to address the challenges faced by the U.S. scientific workforce during the pandemic. The proposed funding would cover supplements for research grants and contracts, provide emergency relief to sustain research support personnel and operating costs for research facilities, and fund additional graduate student and postdoc fellowships, traineeships, and research assistantships for up to two years. The Dear Colleague Letters calling for this support has been endorsed by several scientific organizations, including AIBS.

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Bullet policy, statements · Apr 20, 2020

Multisociety Letter on Stigmatization of Asians

As professional scientific organizations, we know the power of collective action to solve problems -- it is how research has advanced for centuries. Today, we stand united in a spirit of diversity and inclusion and offer our support for people of Asian ancestry, rejecting efforts to ascribe fault for the pandemic, and instead urge a focus on leveraging global human diversity to solve today's public health crisis. The organizations below applaud and support your Congressional resolutions to denounce anti-Asian discrimination as related to COVID-19.
Bullet podcasts, statements · Apr 14, 2020

CNSF Recommendations for COVID-19 Stimulus

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Committee's request for ideas to be included in any future near-term response and longer-term economic stimulus package(s) developed by the House to address and mitigate the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis. CNSF is an alliance of professional organizations, universities and businesses united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise.