Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
April 2004

Coalition to Protect Research

The scientific community needs your help. Over the last year, there has been a steady increase in attacks on peer-reviewed research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congressional Briefing on Self-Management of Chronic Illness

Nearly half of all adults must manage at least one chronic health condition that affects their daily activities. These conditions, including diabetes, asthma, arthritis, obesity, depression and others, affect more than 90 million Americans now, and the numbers will climb as the population ages.

Researchers Discuss Lying on Capitol Hill

On March 18, the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), APA and the National Communication Association co-sponsored a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled "Detecting Deception: Research to Secure the Homeland" featuring three prominent social scientists discussing deception research from a variety of different perspectives.

Also in this Issue

Coalition Launches Petition for Scientific Integrity; Science and PPO Touch Base with VA Psychologists; APA Urges Congress to do Better by NSF, NASA and the VA; Homeland Security Advisory Council Meets at Secret Service Headquarters