On March 1, 2021, the American Institute of Biological Sciences joined forces with the Natural Science Collections Alliance and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) in highlighting to lawmakers the value of mobilizing biodiversity specimens and data in spurring new scientific discoveries.
AIBS has endorsed an action plan developed by the Science and Technology Action Committee calling for doubling the federal expenditure for research and development and STEM education relative to GDP over the next five years.
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.
A group of more than 90 scientific and medical stakeholder organizations, including AIBS, have called on President Joe Biden to withdraw a January 13, 2021 proposed rule on extramural research involving human fetal tissue (HFT).
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.
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 American Institute of Biological Sciences completely condemns the forces that led to the occupation and violence that took place at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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.
AIBS is deeply concerned by this proposal to impose complicated new visa restrictions on international students and urge that the proposed rule be withdrawn in its entirety.