On January 27, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a memorandum ordering a government-wide review of the effectiveness of existing scientific integrity policies.
Soon after taking office on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a myriad of Executive Orders pertaining to the ongoing pandemic, the climate crisis, and other science-related issues.
Details about who will serve on key congressional committees with jurisdiction over scientific research and education are emerging.
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.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) has called on congressional leadership to include $3 billion in emergency relief for the NSF while providing relief to all federal science agencies.
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.
The Public Policy Report has been released. The report provides analysis and communication on important issues in the scientific community.
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.
The Biden-Harris transition team have announced the names of several members of their science team.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its data transparency rule to limit the use of certain scientific studies in crafting regulations.