December 27, 2016


A group of leading scientific organizations wrote to President-elect Trump to urge him to make scientific research and education a priority in his administration.

"Science has not been, nor do we think it should be, a partisan issue. Rather it is a public benefit," states the letter.

Specifically, the letter calls for the Trump administration to take swift action to make scientific research a budget priority, to appointment a presidential science advisor with strong scientific credentials, and to use peer-reviewed scientific information to inform decisions.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) led the letter. Read the letter and the full list of signatories at

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