Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Jan. 12, 2015 | Science Insider
A new open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers. Reviewers will have the choice of keeping the money, donating it to help others pay for the publication fee of the journal, or donate it to their own institution’s open-access initiatives.
- Learn more about the publishing and the peer review process.
Jan. 13, 2015 | NPR
While the United States still leads globally in research related to diseases, it is losing its edge as other nations continue to increase their spending.
- Read more information about U.S. funding priorities and process.
Jan. 8, 2015 | Times Higher Education
Dutch institutions have stated they will not back down on their demands for publishers to permit all papers published by their faculty to be made open access for no extra charge.
- Learn more about new open-access journal, eNeuro.
Jan. 14, 2015 | Science Insider
NIGMS announced that investigators with long-term, unrestricted research support will generally only be able to hold one NIGMS research grant. The institute estimates this policy will free up 25 to 30 grants for young investigators.
- Learn more about neuroscience funding through NIH.
Articles of Interest
Jan. 14, 2015 | Reuters
Scientists have found a mechanism that kicks in when the body is cooled and prevents the loss of brain cells, and say their find could one day lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's.
- Read more about Alzheimer’s disease at BrainFacts.org.
Jan. 12, 2015 | The Washington Post
Veterans say an experimental treatment, magnetic resonance therapy, is helping them recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Find more information about post-traumatic stress disorder at BrainFacts.org.
Jan. 12, 2015 | Politico
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) discuss claims that they are at war with science, and state that “scrutinizing science funding isn’t the same as attacking science.”
- Read about Congressional committees that are relevant to neuroscience.
Jan. 13, 2015 | CNN
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) discuss their bipartisan 21st Century Cures Initiative that seeks to enact policies that will help get more cures and treatments to patients.
- Watch a webinar on how federal funding affects your science.
Jan. 15, 2015 | Times Higher Education
The focus on research funding and high-impact publication when applying for academic jobs in the UK may be driving out people that are interested in science, and may threaten the purpose of science itself.
- Find resources about academic jobs at SfN.org.