FASEB’s unique structure and approach to public affairs enables the Federation to serve as the leading force in shaping biomedical research policy.  Because of its size, breadth of disciplines, and active relationship with working scientists, legislators, federal agencies, and journalists, seek its advice on programs and policies affecting biomedical and biological science.

FASEB advocates for sustained, predictable increases in research funding – the Federation’s top priority on Capitol Hill.

FASEB develops consensus statements on a broad range of policy areas to advance research in the biological and biomedical sciences

FASEB conducts policy research on issues affecting research and creates programs to advance training in the biological and biomedical sciences. Recent initiatives include:

  • A survey on the effects of over-regulation on progress in biomedical research
  • A report on the status of physician-scientists in the U.S.
  • The highly successful myIDP tool to assist graduate students and postdocs with career planning.

FASEB designs and distributes a variety of resources and publications for scientists to use in their education and outreach efforts. These include:

FASEB publishes articles for the general public on the benefits of biomedical research. These highly regarded publications include:

  • Breakthroughs in Bioscience essays illustrating recent breakthroughs in biomedical research and their importance to society
  • Horizons in Bioscience articles describing scientific discoveries on the brink of clinical application.

FASEB promotes public interest in biomedical research through the annual BioArt competition. Winning entrants have been featured in major publications and exhibits.

FASEB convenes consensus conferences on key issues facing biomedical researchers. Recent efforts have produced major policy reports including:

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