Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
February 2005

Science Policy Insider News (February 2005)

Bush Budget? Bummer!

The Administration's FY06 budget was released last week, and except for a couple of bright spots, the news for psychological research, services and education is bleak. Where there are increases, most are too small to clear the bar for inflation (3 - 3.5 percent last year).

Task Force to Examine Ethics and National Security

Shortly after organizing a Capitol Hill briefing "How Can the Science of Human Behavior Help Us Understand Abu Ghraib?" in June of 2004, Science Policy staff worked with APA's Director of Ethics to convene an "Ethics and National Security Forum".

Also in this Issue

APA Science Presents Advocacy Training Workshop at SPSP Conference; IES Board Holds Inaugural Meeting; NIMH Advisory Council Meeting; If You Build It, Will They Fund?; House Science Committee Reacts to FY06 Budget Request for NSF; Making a Name for NIDA on Capitol Hill; Scoring a Touchdown for NIDA's Criminal Justice Portfolio