Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Give Input on Strategies for Optimizing the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research
April 2, 2015 | NIH Blogs- Rock Talk
NIH has formed two new working groups focused on how to maximize impact and sustainability of biomedical research. An RFI on this topic is accepting responses through May 17, 2015.
- Find information about neuroscience funding through NIH at SfN.org.
African Hub Set Up To Boost Research Autonomy
April 8, 2015 | Nature News
Three international funding agencies are giving around $4.5 million to establish the Alliance for Acceleration Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA). The goal is for AESA to manage Africa-focused research programs and direct the continent’s science.
- Read about neuroscience funding globally at SfN.org.
NIH May be Spared from Sequestration, Cardin Says
April 2, 2015 | Federal News Radio
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) stated that he believes Congress will lift sequestration caps on certain programs people agree are critical enough that they shouldn’t be part of sequestration, including NIH.
- Learn more about sequestration at SfN.org.
Articles of Interest
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function
April 6, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report
A new study suggests that cooling the body after cardiac arrest may help prevent or lessen brain damage.
- Learn more about brain repair after injury at BrainFacts.org.
The Future of the Postdoc
April 7, 2015 | Nature News
The increasing number of postdocs has been a growing problem in the research system, but some institutions are starting to make changes to address these issues.
- Find resources about a career in academic research at SfN.org.
NIH Research: Think Globally
April 10, 2015 | Science
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID, and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH, discusses the importance of aligning NIH funding with diseases that occur globally, and not just those in the United States.
- Find information on U.S. funding priorities and process at SfN.org.
How Do We Solve Science’s ‘Credibility Problem’?
April 7, 2015 | The Conversation
Due to concerns over reproducibility and the peer review system, science is facing a credibility problem. Economists are using mathematical models to examine potential solutions for science’s “credibility crisis.”
- Read more about publishing your research at SfN.org.