Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security

The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.

The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.

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As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.
House Passes 2018 Spending Bills
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2017
The $1.23 trillion budget includes an increase in NIH funding, but the package is unlikely to make it unscathed through the Senate.
FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2017
The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2017
Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.
Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding
Bob Grant | Feb 28, 2017
The president’s 2018 budget request tips the scales in favor of military spending and away from civilian funding agencies, such as the NIH and NSF.
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.
Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget
Bob Grant | Mar 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has proposed a budget that delivers on his promise to support basic science in the country.
Improving Federal Oversight of HHS Grantees
Bob Grant | Sep 4, 2015
The US Department of Health and Human Services considers ways to mitigate the risk of poor performance or misuse of funds by grantees.
NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns
Jef Akst | Jun 11, 2015
Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.
HHS Rolls Out Public Access Plans
Tracy Vence | Mar 3, 2015
The US Department of Health and Human Services outlines how the National Institutes of Health and its other agencies will make research results public.
Obama’s Budget Seeks Science Boost
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2015
Fiscal year 2016 could be very bright for the research enterprise if the President’s budgetary requests are granted.
Week in Review: April 14–18
Tracy Vence | Apr 18, 2014
Genome-wide effects of trisomy 21; RNA-based signs of transgenerational stress; depression and resilience; a call to overhaul US biomedical research system
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra M. Markowitz | Feb 18, 2014
Concerns about the relationship between science and society transcend traditional political differences.
Chimp Retirement Bill Signed
Tracy Vence | Dec 2, 2013
The US President has signed a bill to support the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees over the next five years.
Mental Map
Abdul-Kareem Ahmed | Nov 13, 2013
From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.
Week in Review: October 14–18
Tracy Vence | Oct 18, 2013
Ancient mosquito fossilized with blood meal; waste in academic research; the ethics of guest authorship; US government shutdown ends
Science, Stalled
The Scientist Staff | Oct 11, 2013
A salmonella outbreak threatens as the FDA, CDC, and USDA limp along, national laboratories are on the brink of closing, and some patients are admitted to the NIH hospital.
Government Shutdown to Impact Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2013
The failure of the US Congress to reach consensus on a stopgap spending plan threatens to hobble research at federal agencies and beyond.