Effective January 1, 2016 US HUPO is a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). This means that US HUPO will have a voice and representation in FASEB legislative initiatives and activities. FASEB is a vocal proponent for funding of scientific research, for example. The society will also have exposure to an array of fellow scientific member societies broadening awareness of proteomics and US HUPO. FASEB membership also parlays a number of individual benefits that will be available to US HUPO members. Read more about FASEB individual member benefits.
US HUPO will be represented at FASEB monthly conference calls and occasional face-to-face meetings by Ralph Bradshaw (UCSD), longtime US HUPO Board member. Through Ralph's representation we will update this page monthly, or more frequently, with points of particular interest to US HUPO and its constituency.
FASEB's Science Policy & Advocacy is one of its most compelling and active committees. US HUPO will be represented by US HUPO Board member Karin Rodland (PNNL) on this important committee. Recently the Data Science and Informatics Subcommittee has published a statement on Data Management and Access which may be of interest to the US HUPO membership.
Statement on Data Management and Access
FASEB affirms the importance of data management and access to scientific progress. Good data practices are necessary to achieve the maximal benefit of research for all stakeholders. Technological advances are expanding the ways investigators collect, utilize, and share data, leading to new knowledge and discovery. The diversity of data types, research areas, and resources available make it challenging to identify data management and accessibility strategies that are practical and relevant for all life science fields. Therefore, FASEB advocates for flexible and customizable approaches that allow investigators and research sponsors to establish reasonable expectations for a particular research project. Moving forward, the scientific enterprise will need to develop integrated community-based solutions. The following principles and recommendations are meant to help guide stakeholder efforts to advance data management and access in the biological and medical sciences. Read the full statement and guiding principles.