• The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is requesting public comment on the federal and international standards for protecting the health and well-being of participants in scientific studies supported by the federal government. Specifically, the Commission is interested in receiving comments on the existing standards for protecting human subjects, how the current system of global research works in practice, and the ethical and social justice issues that emerge from the current research system. Comments will be accepted until 2 May, 2011. For more information, visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-4658.htm.

  • Nominations are sought for experts to serve on the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. The Committee is charged with producing a National Climate Assessment that synthesizes and summarizes the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the nation. Nominations must be received by 16 March. For more information, visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-4562.htm.

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a new director for the Division of Biological Infrastructure in the Biological Sciences Directorate. The Division Director provides leadership and direction and serves as NSF's spokesperson for research and related activities involving biological infrastructure, physical research resources, and the development of human capital in the biological sciences. For more information on the vacancy, visit http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?OPMControl=2202853.


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