BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Marc Baiget Francesch | Feb 17, 2020
The plan to revitalize the European innovation landscape is entering a transition.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
Opinion: Taxpayers Should Cover Portion of Patent Costs
Opinion: Taxpayers Should Cover Portion of Patent Costs
Paul R. Sanberg | Oct 9, 2019
Federal grant support for technology transfer at universities will strengthen the national innovation system.
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David Rubenson | Aug 29, 2019
A program to encourage transdisciplinary research at top cancer centers has evolved into a counterproductive national strategy for organizing cancer research.
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Trump Signs Executive Order Tying Grant Money to Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
It’s unclear how the order, which charges academic institutions to follow existing rules regarding the First Amendment, will be implemented and enforced.
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
On Saturday, the US President announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying funds to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech.
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
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The ongoing stalemate over the federal budget has forced one-quarter of the US government to begin a second week of closure.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
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The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 17, 2018
Fei Wang, fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, falsified data on grant applications.