Science policy

Securing the Labs

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Federal audit finds numerous lapses in the way universities deal with highly dangerous substances.

Scrutiny for Colleges on Earmarks

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A senator wants to know how colleges lobby for government money.

K Street and Colleges

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Academic researchers might not like earmarks in theory, but many universities spend to get them anyway.

Spend and You Shall Receive

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New NSF data show slight uptick in federal share of academic research budgets -- with most funds going to colleges with existing infrastructure.

Science: Lost in Space

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Three scientists who criticized NASA for moving funding away from research will no longer be offering their advice.

We Regret to Inform You...

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As NASA has moved money away from science, some researchers have lost money and young talent virtually overnight.

Momentum for Open Access Research

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Dozens of liberal arts presidents issue statement backing legislation to put federally sponsored research online, free.

House Panel Backs NIH Extension

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Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.

Uncertain Outlook for Science Funds

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Congressional support strong for Bush's competitiveness effort, but calendar and electoral politics make passage iffy.

Research Review Boards Faulted

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AAUP says that IRB's are straying into areas where they are not needed, hindering professors' work.

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