Science Policy

The Research and Science Policy Committee functions to ensure that the public affairs concerns of ASIP members are addressed and communicated appropriately to governing bodies. This is accomplished in cooperation with FASEB and the wider biomedical and research communities. Areas of interest to the ASIP Research and Science Policy Committee include policies that limit/regulate biomedical research, regulatory burden, human and animal subjects in research, translational research, gene patent law, health information technology as it applies to the research enterprise, creating a physician-scientist track for Pathology Board certification, NIH funding for graduate education, open access and open government initiatives, HIPPA policy impact on research, and issues related to biorepository and biosecurity regulation.

To contribute your point of view on any issue, please contact the ASIP Research and Science Policy Committee through Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD Interim Chair, Research and Science Policy Committee.


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Advocating on behalf of funding for Pathology Research 
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Human Subjects Research Protection and Biomedical Ethics

  • ASIP joins over 170 organizations objecting to changes to patent law that would allow patenting of naturally occurring genes (June 2019)
  • National Academies report Returning Individual Research Results to Participants: Guidance for a New Research Paradigm (July 2018)
  • Dreyfus and Sobel add ASIP’s voice to return of results discussion: Response to Evans Commentary; Evans original CommentaryEvans rebuttal (July 2018)
  • Recommendations from MRTC Center Return of Individual Results to Participants (October 2018)
  • Sobel and Dreyfus stress transformative nature of proposed changes to Common Rule and rules governing return of results (December 2016)

Research Funding, Submission and Related Concerns

Laboratory Developed Tests

Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans & the Definition of Clinical Trial

Clinician Scientist Workforce

Animals in Research

Administrative Burden

Resources for Next-Generation Scientists


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