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Bullet policy, statements · Feb 16, 2021

AIBS Signs Petition in Support of Field Stations

AIBS has endorsed a petition expressing support for scientific research stations and their educational programming that have been adversely impacted by financial concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullet announcements, diversity · Feb 16, 2021

AIBS Announces Diversity Plan

AIBS has announced a 12-month action plan focused on three of our core activities, as part of our commitment to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biological sciences.
Bullet policy, statements · Feb 11, 2021

Science Groups Endorse Legislation to Track COVID-19 Variants

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) joined 45 scientific, academic, and medical stakeholder groups in expressing support for legislation aimed at scaling up efforts to track and respond to coronavirus variants in the United States.
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Bullet policy · Feb 01, 2021

Research Security Directive Issued in Final Days of Trump Administration

On January 14, 2021, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum offering guidance to federal agencies, universities, and researchers on how to protect the U.S. research enterprise from foreign interference while still allowing for open and collaborative international science.
Bullet policy, statements · Jan 22, 2021

AIBS Supports the Nomination of Dr. Lander as OSTP Director

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is pleased to support the nomination of Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and presidential science advisor.