funding, clinical trials, disease & medicine
New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting
New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting
Diana Kwon | Feb 22, 2018
The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
Jim Daley | Feb 9, 2018
The agency could demand institutions it funds to remove researchers who are found guilty of misconduct from NSF-supported projects.  
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.
New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2018
Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.
CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed
CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 19, 2018
US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic. 
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers
NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 19, 2017
The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.