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What We Do

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The AIBS Public Policy Office works at the interface of science and public policy. The office, staffed by science policy professionals, works to promote the use of biological sciences knowledge in our nation's public policy and to develop and advance science policy that serves the needs of the scientific research and education communities, particularly the biological sciences. Based in Washington, DC, AIBS public policy staff are uniquely positioned to help members of the scientific community become effective advocates for their science and to better understand the public debates that relate to or affect the biological sciences.

  • Collaborate with scientific societies, research institutions, and coalitions--including AIBS member societies--to work with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies to improve science policy.

  • Review and analyze federal legislation and regulatory notices, provide information to policymakers, and advocate for responsible science policy.

  • Alert scientists to important issues and help them contact lawmakers.

  • Publish the latest news and analysis of important science policy developments.

  • Facilitate participation of scientists with lawmakers in Washington, DC through BESC's Congressional Visits Day, and around the nation through the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.

  • Provide communications and policy training to scientists.

  • Provide press relations assistance on a fee-for-service basis to AIBS members. Contact Dr. Robert Gropp at rgr...@aibs.org for more information.

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