Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
May 2006

Science Policy Insider News (May 2006)

Congressional Briefings Focus on Science Education

The degree to which the United States can remain competitive in the international community of scientists and engineers has been a hot topic of conversation around Washington since the release in late 2005 of the National Academies of Science (NAS) report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Future.

Public Access Issue Heats Up

It was just over one year ago that NIH promulgated a policy on public access of scientific articles that contained data from NIH-funded grants. The current policy is that NIH requests but does not require authors of scientific manuscripts to submit their manuscripts, after acceptance to a peer-reviewed journal, to the PubMed Central database where the articles will be indexed and made available for free.

Also in this Issue

Science PPO Anticipates and Responds to Senator's Threat to Behavioral Research at NSF; Washington Goes to SIOP; Continued Emphasis for User-Friendly Research at IES; NIMH Council Meeting Update; NIH tells Congress basic behavioral research is well supported; Good News about the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget; With NIH at a Crossroads Zerhouni Makes an Appearance at NIDA; Two Fellows Chosen for APA/Department of Defense Summer Research Program; APA Scientist Richard Spoth to Present at Congressional Briefing on Preventing Drug Abuse