Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
June 10, 2015 | United States Senate Committee on Appropriations
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies approved the FY2016 funding bill. The bill funds NSF at $7.3 billion, which keeps funding levels the same as FY2015.
- Read more about congressional committees relevant to neuroscience at SfN.org.
June 8, 2015 | Science Insider
Russian scientists protested against government reforms of the country’s research system. Reforms have been taking place since 2013, and researchers fear some of the proposed changes would be detrimental to science in Russia.
- Learn about global advocacy programs at SfN.org.
June 9, 2015 | BRAIN Update
Cal-BRAIN, California’s complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative, selected 16 projects to receive grants in their inaugural round of funding. The projects will take place at 12 universities across California, and use a variety of techniques.
- Find information about worldwide neuroscience initiatives at SfN.org.
Articles of Interest
June 9, 2015 | Rock Talk, NIH Extramural Nexus
NIH released a notice discussing plans to clarify and revise application instructions and review criteria to enhance reproducibility of research findings through increased scientific rigor and transparency.
- Read about how SfN is taking steps to address scientific rigor concerns at SfN.org.
June 2, 2015 | LiveScience
Plenty of attention is given to the physical changes and discomforts in a woman's body during pregnancy, but the emotional changes she could be experiencing may not always get discussed.
- Learn more about parenting and the brain at BrainFacts.org.
June 7, 2015 | USA Today
As policymakers continue to focus on “useful” science, it is important to remember that “useful” may not be what generates some of the most useful productive advances.
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