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englisch | 07.06.2019

"Plan S" - update

cOAlition S Releases Revised Implementation Guidance on Plan S Following Public Feedback Exercise.

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englisch | 07.05.2019

EPA Takes Next Step in Review Process for Herbicide Glyphosate, Reaffirms No Risk to Public Health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate. As part of this action, EPA continues...

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englisch | 29.04.2019

After NIH, NSF Asked about Foreign Influence on Research

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has asked the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the processes in place at the agency to detect and deter foreign...

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Überflutung
englisch | 16.04.2019

USA: Scientific Societies Oppose Revised Definition of "Waters of the US"

Twelve scientific societies, including the American Institute of Biological Sciences, have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency...

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englisch | 11.04.2019

European Research Associations Join Together to Promote Academic Freedom

Academic freedom and institutional autonomy are of fundamental importance and value to society, as highlighted in a joint statement issued today by...

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Fische auf dem MArkt
englisch | 02.04.2019

Radioactivity Largely Cleared from Fish Near Fukushima Plant

An independent study published in PLOS ONE has found that fish in the waters around Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are largely clear of...

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englisch | 19.03.2019

President Trump Proposes Large Budget Cuts for Science

The White House released the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2020 on March 11, 2019, proposing deep cuts to science funding for the...

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englisch | 05.03.2019

US President Recruits Climate Skeptics for Climate Panel

The White House is planning to create an ad hoc panel to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and examine whether climate change...

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englisch | 05.03.2019

Journals Express Concerns Over European Open-Access Initiative

Publishers of high-profile journals, such as Nature and Science, have indicated that they will not be able to comply with Plan S, an open-access...

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englisch | 22.02.2019

Congress Completes FY 2019 Appropriations, President Declares Emergency

Congress has passed a bipartisan spending and border security package that includes fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for the federal agencies that were...

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englisch | 05.02.2019

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Convenes Panel on Safeguarding U.S. Bioeconomy

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has convened an ad hoc committee to consider strategies for safeguarding and...

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englisch | 05.02.2019

Report Details Attacks on Federal Science, Urges Congressional Oversight

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) asserts that the Trump Administration has sidelined science when making critical decisions. ...

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englisch | 28.01.2019

Royal Society of Biology speaks out against the dangers of a no-deal Brexit

The Royal Society of Biology and other sector leaders have said that they “collectively fear the destructive effects of a no-deal Brexit”, in a letter...

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englisch | 23.01.2019

Statement of AIBS on Government Shutdown

As US government offices and research facilities across the country remain shuttered and services delayed or interrupted, the partial government...

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englisch | 08.01.2019

University leaders warn against No Deal as vital research comes under threat

UK University leaders have written to politicians and government to warn of the risks for research, staff and students if the UK leaves the EU without...

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englisch | 04.12.2018

Report Calls on Congress to Protect Science

A report endorsed by 16 organizations, including Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, Government Accountability Project, and the Union of Concerned...

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englisch | 04.12.2018

The Draft Brexit Deal and Science

A draft Brexit deal detailing the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has been agreed upon by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet...

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englisch | 13.11.2018

US-Biologists to HHS: No Scientific Basis to Define Gender as Binary Trait

The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) have sent a...

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englisch | 13.11.2018

NIH to Allow Unrestricted Access to Genomic Summary Results

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will allow unrestricted access to genomic summary results from most NIH-funded studies...

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englisch | 12.11.2018

Why Digital Sequence Information​ Should not Come Under the Nagoya Protocol

With the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity set to consider whether digital sequence information...

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