Concerns Raised About Changes to Open Access Policies
GSA, as part of a coalition of 60 scientific societies, issued a letter expressing deep concern over changes proposed to the federal policy governing the open distribution of published journal articles containing federally funded research.
Letter to Congressional Leaders on FY2020 Spending
Noting "the uncertainty created by short and long-term continuing resolutions (CRs) has severe consequences for science and research," 162 organizations, including GSA, signed a letter asking Congress to complete the FY 2020 appropriations process.
Statement in Support of ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019
The Energy Sciences Coalition, to which GSA belongs, wrote to congressional leaders to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Reauthorization Act, citing the "unique and critical role [of ARPA-E] in maintaining America’s global leadership in energy technologies and our energy security."
Scientific Societies Press for FY 2020 Funding
In a recent letter, the Energy Sciences Coalition asked Congress "to provide no less than $7 billion for the DOE Office of Science in FY 2020," highlighting its "pivotal and leading role in addressing this country’s energy, national security, and environmental challenges."
On 25 October, the Coalition for National Science Funding sent a letter asking "Congress to complete the FY20 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill before the current continuing resolution expires on November 21" and "make a significant funding increase for NSF a high priority."
Balance National Security Concerns with Impacts to Scientific Enterprise
GSA and 59 other science, engineering and educational organizations
sent a letter
that advised, "While we must be vigilant to safeguard research, we must also ensure that the U.S. remains a desirable
and welcoming destination for researchers from around the world.”
Statement Supporting DOE Office of Science Advisory Committees
The Energy Sciences Coalition sent a letter
asking the Administration "to retain the six Federal Advisory Committees
(FACs) that currently provide invaluable advice on research priorities and infrastructure investments to the Department
of Energy (DOE) Office of Science."
Statement in Support of DOE Office of Science Infrastructure Investments
The Energy Sciences Coalition sent a letter to congressional leaders
that "strongly encourages Congress to include an
investment in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s research infrastructure as part of any larger
Concerns Raised about USGS Conference Policy
GSA joined members of the USGS Coalition
to highlight how scientific conferences "promote collaborations between federal
scientists and those in private industry and academia, provide for rapid dissemination of federally funded research
results, and provide high quality professional development for the next generation of scientists and engineers."
Raise the Caps
GSA signed a letter to congressional leaders
calling for "a two-year bipartisan budget agreement that increases the
spending caps for discretionary programs" that will make it possible to maintain key federal investments in
science and engineering enterprise.
GSA signed another letter asking congressional leaders "raise the budgetary caps imposed on the discretionary
budget and provide sustainable and robust investments for federal research in fiscal year 2020.
Increases for NSF Funding
GSA signed a letter thanking congressional leaders for increasing the National Science Foundation’s budget by 4 percent to $8.1 billion for fiscal year 2019.
Scientific Organizations Highlight Impacts of the Shutdown
As a member of the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF),
GSA signed a letter "to express our serious concerns about the impact of the government shutdown on America’s research