March 2, 2020
The AIBS Public Policy Office has released its annual report for 2019. Read about our achievements in science policy.
- Called on the Office of Science and Technology Policy to coordinate a government-wide initiative to build the Extended Specimen Network.
- Expressed support for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
- Helped 167 scientists become advocates for science.
- Facilitated 127 meetings between scientists and policymakers.
- Urged lawmakers to pass appropriations and end a partial government shutdown.
- Helped increase spending caps on discretionary spending and secure suspension of budget sequestration.
- Recognized for advocacy on behalf of scientific collections with an award.
- Worked with the community to oppose a rule narrowing the definition of the "Waters of the United States."
- Endorsed legislation to improve scientific educational infrastructure in rural schools.
- Supported legislation safeguarding federally funded research from growing threats from foreign interference, cyberattacks, theft, and espionage.
- Urged the Administration to consider a wide range of stakeholder perspectives as well as impacts on collaborative science when developing policies and procedures that address foreign influence on research.
- Opposed devastating budget cuts to the University of Alaska system.
Read the 2019 Public Policy Office Annual Report: https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/resources/PPO2019Annual_Report.pdf