Investigation Director, Middle for Science and Democracy | Might 4, 2021, 10:36 am EDT
Previous thirty day period, I experienced the honor of participating in the Nationwide Academy of Sciences’ 158th Yearly Assembly in a session led by the White Home Business office of Science and Technological know-how Policy (OSTP), entitled “Rebuilding the Federal Science Workforce.” The session concentrated on key priority of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ advocacy to the Biden White House: Building federal science capacity.
Quite a few federal scientific team left given that 2016, and the Biden White Household now ought to carry out the vital general public wellbeing and protection missions of federal science organizations with a deficit of scientific staff members in some areas. This federal mind drain must be tackled, and there are many methods that can be taken to build back again up the federal scientific workforce. Rehiring also presents essential opportunities to diversify the federal science workforce, which is at present disproportionately white, male, and older in numerous sections of the federal government. The Countrywide Academy of Sciences dialogue reviewed these troubles and possibilities for constructing again far better. Below is the video of the session, and you can find out extra about the Union of Involved Scientists’ function on federal science ability listed here, here, listed here, and below. A sturdy and vibrant federal science workforce is very important to making certain the nation can provide and secure the public. Let us work jointly to fortify and diversify the US federal science company.
Posted in: Science Advocacy, Science and Democracy, Scientific Integrity
Tags: federal brain drain, federal science workforce, science-primarily based determination making
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