Guide to Benefits: FASEB Helps Your Society
Science Policy Advocacy
Scientists representing FASEB member societies build a consensus of views from a broad cross-section of the research community. Our professional staff in the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), experts on policy issues that affect scientists and engineers, work with the representatives of our member societies to develop and promote polices to advance research and education in the biological and biomedical sciences.
FASEB amplifies the voice of the individual scientist and ensures that your perspective is represented in policy discussions. By speaking with a single voice, our member societies can increase the impact of your message and maximize your influence on public policy.
FASEB staff and consultants advise member societies on strategies and tactics for their specific initiatives on policy issues pertinent to their discipline and members.
Current OPA policy issues include:
- Federal Funding for Research
- NIH Portfolio Management
- Animals in Research and Education
- Training and Career Opportunities
- Peer Review
- Regulatory Burden
Other policy issues monitored by OPA include:
- Translational Research
- Homeland Security and Visas
- Stem Cells and Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
Serving FASEB Members
FASEB provides its member societies with:
- Representation on FASEB’s Board to shape legislation action initiatives
- Outcome-oriented, professional advocacy on issues vital to FASEB member societies
- Real-time information, analysis, and updates on policy and legislative news of interest
- Access to research policy makers
- Staff presentations at society meetings and articles for society newsletters on policy topics
- Customized advocacy materials
- Opportunities to partner with other life and physical sciences organizations
- Weekly meetings with societies’ public affairs staff to discuss recent developments
Communicating Our Message
FASEB publications and web-based tools keep its member societies abreast of current policy issues. Our biweekly newsletter and social networking posts communicate late breaking news and ignite conversations about science policy.
Our efforts were recognized in 2000 by Research!America with its Distinguished Advocacy Award and in 2007 by The National Postdoctoral Association with its Distinguished Service Award. In 2008, Nature named FASEB one of the top 15 science lobbying groups to know.
Association Management Services
FASEB has been supporting scientific societies and biomedical research for nearly a century. Our team is accustomed to the unique responsibilities of nonprofit entities and can establish the necessary strategies, processes, correspondence, logistics, and staff to fulfill those requirements. From administrative support for day-to-day operations to membership marketing, from meeting management to financial services, FASEB can provide tailored services to help your organization thrive. Our comprehensive solutions can help your association grow over time! Focus on what’s most important, the scientific research - let us handle the rest! To learn more, click here.
Is Your Society Ready to Join?
It is our belief that all of us working together, rather than as separate entities, will accomplish more toward the advancement of biological and biomedical sciences. We are an organization that is engaged in public policy for the benefit of our members.
If your society shares our vision of collaborative advocacy and/or could benefit from our services, please request more information about FASEB membership by sending a web request here or by dialing 301.634.7213.
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