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New Director Takes Helm at National Science Foundation

CSSP joins the science community in welcoming Sethuraman Panchanathan as the 15th director of NSF who has “… identified three pillars of his vision for NSF: advancing research into the future, ensuring inclusivity and continuing global leadership in science and engineering.”

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Science Magazine Reports on New Senate Science Bill

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators today proposed sweeping—and controversial—changes in how the federal government manages academic research in the face of threats from other countries.

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CSSP Statement on Racial Equality

The Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) stands against all manners of racial injustice. The recent events in the US have clearly shown that African Americans are attacked, dehumanized and even killed because of the amount of melanin in their skin.

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Supporting a Strong Civic Science Culture

As scientific societies, we have a unique opportunity to lead the broader scientific community towards a stronger culture of civic science, in which societal needs and diverse perspectives shape science, and scientific discoveries inform people, decisions, and policies. To that end, we are launching and circulating a sign-on values statement that asserts our commitment to civic science and urges others to increase their support for scientists’ engagements with diverse audiences.

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Sen. Whitehouse & Dr. Cook-Deegan on the need to revive the OTA (op-ed)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan share some history of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), the nonpartisan science agency that used to service Congress in the 1990s; why it was eliminated and the value of bringing it back. Here are a few of their comments. The entire op-ed is available here

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ASBMB Sign On Letter to NIH Director

asbmb's RESPONSE TO THE NIH abruptly terminating funding for a years-long project

As you may be aware, the National Institutes of Health abruptly terminated funding for a years-long project studying novel coronaviruses and investigating the sources of emerging diseases. EcoHealth Alliance, the study sponsor for the project, was instructed to stop spending the remaining 2020 grant and all other grant funding has been canceled. 

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AAAS and AIP Sign On Letters Supporting Science

A brief, but important (and time sensitive) message regarding two sign on letters supporting science. Both letters are available to be read, and add your society's name from the links below. Please reach out to either the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) or the American Institute of Physics (AIP) for additional information, if needed.

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ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Share Paper on NIFA Funding

CSSP members - the tri-societies  - the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America shared the following important information, which requires broader delivery. Should you have questions, please let us know and we will make sure to get those questions forwarded to the tri-societies 

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CSSP Speaker receives NAS Public Welfare Medal

Distinguished science and political communication scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson will receive the 2020 NAS Public Welfare Medal for her “non-partisan crusade to ensure the integrity of facts in public discourse and development of the science of scientific communication to promote public understanding of complex issues.”  The medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good.

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CSSP Chat April 2020: The CARES Act

CSSP Chat April 2020: The CARES Act - Provisions, Protections & Process

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OSTP Issues Request for Information

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued the following statements:

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CSSP Position: Federal Support of STEM Education Board Approved

The Board of Directors of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents has approved an updated position paper on Federal Support for STEM Education.

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CSSP Participates in State of Innovation 2020 Launch Event

Day One Project's State of Innovation 2020 launch event with an ambitious goal to identify and refine 100 actionable Science & Technology ideas for a future Administration or Congress to embrace.

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