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NIH Seeks Input on Funding Priorities for Comparative Medicine Resources
The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) within NIH’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) is seeking input for its new strategic plan. The plan will set 5-year funding priorities for programs such as Animal Resources and Biomaterials programs. Researchers are invited to submit feedback on topics including needs for new animal models, biomaterials and reagents; improving access to such materials; using information technologies to improve utility and define limits of animal models; and validating animal models to improve rigor and reproducibility. Suggestions must be submitted by February 7, 2020 using a webform.
Early Career Advocacy Fellowship
Do you want to improve your outreach skills and learn more about science policy? Apply for our Early Career Advocacy Fellowship! This two-year program engages early career investigators in advocacy activities and provides them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research.
The APS makes yearly recommendations to Congress regarding the budgets of NIH, NSF, NASA and the VA.
- The APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $41.6 billion billion in FY 2020.
- The APS urged Congress to fund NSF at a level of at least $9 billion and to restore cuts to NASA's life sciences research budgets and to increase funding for the Human Research Program in FY 2020.
- APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $39.3 billion in FY 2019.
- APS urged Congress to fund NSF at a level of at least $8.45 billion and to restore cuts to NASA's life sciences research budgets in FY 2019.
- APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $35 billion in FY 2018.
- APS supports a funding level of at least $8 billion for NSF in FY 2018, a restoration of cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets, and an increase in funding for the Human Research Program.
- APS recommends a funding level of $713 million for the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program in FY 2018.
- Animal Research is Essential to the Search for Cures
Humane research involving animals provides unique insights into biological structure and function. These insights offer major benefits to both human and animal health.
- Guiding Principles for the Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research and Training
Animal experiments are to be undertaken only with the purpose of advancing knowledge. Consideration should be given to the appropriateness of experimental procedures, species of animals used and number of animals required.
- Air Transport of Animals Advances Human and Animal Welfare
Air transportation is essential so scientists can work with animal models and is the most humane transportation option for the animals themselves.
- On the Use of Animals in Teaching
The study of living systems is an essential component of physiology instruction. Teaching laboratories that actively engage students in observation of and interaction with living systems enhance student understanding of physiology.
- APS Condemns Extremism and Harassment
The American Physiological Society unequivocally condemns the targeting of individuals engaged in legitimate scientific inquiry.