ASAS Responds to Proposed Presidential Budget and Associated Cuts to Research Budgets
The American Society of Animal Science, in the interest of science and worldwide food security, respectfully encourages the President to reconsider massive funding cuts to USDA and NIH. Read more
By Mike Azain, ASAS Public Policy Committee
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released the report: “Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences: A Framework for Discussion” that outlines the dismal state of funding in the biomedical sciences. The report examines funding over the period from 2003 – 2012 and makes some recommendations for improvement. The emphasis of the report is on declining NIH funding, but also indicates that there have been similar declines in NSF and USDA support for biology research. Read more
by Debora Hamernik
A recent perspective in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides recommendations to rescue the US biomedical research enterprise from its systemic flaws. While you may not agree with all of the recommendations, the article is a concise and thorough summary of the current state of affairs and describes a sense of urgency for change.