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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 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.
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.
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Bullet policy, statements · Jan 07, 2021

Science Community Urges President-Elect Biden To Rescind Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

On behalf of the scientific, medical, and patient communities dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and improving human health, we congratulate you on your election and urge you, upon taking office, to swiftly rescind the human fetal tissue (HFT) research restrictions and policy changes that the Department of Health and Human Services made in 2019.
Bullet policy, statements · Dec 17, 2020

Science Coalition Lays Out Priorities, Recommendations for Biden Transition Team

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 130 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has submitted a number of science policy priorities and key personnel recommendations to President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team.

Bullet policy, statements · Dec 08, 2020

Science Groups Write to Congress About FY 2021 Appropriations, Research Relief

The undersigned organizations and institutions, representing hundreds of thousands of individuals and entities working in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics, urge you to complete work on the fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills without delay. The disruption created by short and long-term continuing resolutions (CRs) has severe consequences for science and research. The public health and economic crises caused by COVID-19 further compound the negative effects of unpredictable funding; as such, in addition to finalizing the annual funding levels for science agencies and programs, we urge enactment of emergency research relief funding to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullet policy, statements · Nov 30, 2020

CNSF Letter to Conference Committee on FY 2021 Funding for NSF

As Congress seeks to finalize fiscal year 2021 (FY21) appropriations legislation, we urge Congress to negotiate and pass the FY21 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill and make a significant funding increase for NSF a high priority.