A Living Room Conversation – to impact global collaboration, the future of the planet, and science’s place in both.
On June 19th, 2015 several people in the science and science policy domains met in Linda Staheli’s living room for one of the many Global CoLab salons hosted this year by this new not-for-profit out of the Washington DC area.
This promises to be a year of great importance for the future of science due to the many incipient policy decisions that are likely to impact how science gets done, both in the United States and globally. Chris Pickett, policy analyst at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is pictured on the right, and just co-authored a policy editorial “Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: Finding consensus and implementing recommendations” that discusses the top recommendations made in recent months.
FOBGAPT is the acronym for another set of meetings coming out of the biomedical research community; May 3-5th saw a number of us gathering at the University of Michigan to suss out a number of issues as well as emerging trends in the biomedical research, innovation, and training community.