The Research and Science Policy Committee, currently chaired by William Muller of Northwestern University, supports ASIP by ensuring that the public affairs concerns of ASIP members are heard within ASIP, in cooperation with FASEB and in the wider biomedical and research communities. Areas of active interest to the ASIP Research and Science Policy Committee are listed below with links to current information.

Return of Individual Research Results: A Guide for Biomedical Researchers Utilizing Human Biospecimens

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

Research Funding, Submission and Related Concerns

Laboratory Developed Tests

Clinical trials – Expanded definition

Clinician Scientist Workforce

Animals in Research

Administrative Burden

Resources for Next-Generation Scientists

Other areas of interest to the ASIP Research and Science Policy Committee include translational research, gene patent law; health information technology as it applies to the research enterprise; creating a physician-scientist track for Pathology Board certification; reduction in NIH’s graduate education funding; 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 Jennifer Dreyfus at Thank you!