CPR & CNSF to hold Congressional Exhibition and Reception: “Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract

April 13 Wasteful Research InviteWhy would a scientist put a shrimp on a treadmill? Can text messages really serve as a health intervention? You may have heard or read about some of these projects, but for the full story, come and speak to the scientists themselves.

The COSSA-led Coalition to Promote Research (CPR) and the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) are cosponsoring a reception and poster session for policymakers to provide a closer look at research grants that have been highlighted in recent congressional and media reports. In addition, see posters explaining how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) choose which projects to fund, learn about the role of peer/merit review, and leave with a better appreciation for research that has beaten long odds to be funded by these competitive, world-class U.S. science agencies.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5-7pm in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. Click here for more information, and here to RSVP.

The event is co-hosted by the American Psychological Association, Consortium of Social Science Associations, and Elsevier. Sponsors include the American Educational Research Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities, Coalition for the Life Sciences, Population Association of America, and Society for Research in Child Development. Supporters of the event include AAAS, American Anthropological Association, American Physiological Society, American Sociological Association, Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Midwest Political Science Association, and SAGE Publishing.

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