The U.S. federal government is the largest funder of scientific research in the world — but it is risk-averse to a fault. New approaches to peer review can bring American research back to the bleeding edge.
Truly open science requires that the public is not only able to access the products of research, but the knowledge embedded within.
Over the last year we’ve devoted considerable effort to understanding wildfire in the context of U.S. federal policy. Here’s what we learned.
Movement, whether through structured exercise or general physical activity in everyday life, has a major impact on the health of individuals and as a result, on the health of societies.
Science holds the greatest benefit for society when its process is open, its methods are transparent, and its outputs are accessible. To achieve and sustain a scientific enterprise that is truly open, we need your help.
Extreme heat is the number one weather-related killer of Americans, but it receives minimal targeted federal support and funding for planning, mitigation, and recovery. We’re looking for innovative, ambitious, and actionable heat policy ideas.
We’re looking for recommendations that enable safe implementation and governance of AI in the biosciences.
We’re looking for policy ideas to advance science, technology, and innovation to deliver dramatic progress and build a more inclusive America.
The U.S. bioeconomy is growing rapidly, innovation is needed to sustain and maintain this growth. Shaping policy to consider workforce development, advanced agriculture, bioindustrial and biotech sectors will be imperative to keep the needle moving forward.
The U.S. is experiencing more frequent and intense wildland fires, but policy informed by science, evidence, and Indigenous perspectives can lessen the disastrous effects.
The Federation of American Scientists is advancing production, use, and uptake of scientific evidence to improve policy outcomes across critical societal challenges. A New Evidence Era for Federal Government Evidence-based policy is the process of using high-quality information [evidence] to inform government decisions [policy]. 2018’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act) launched a new era in […]