About US HUPO's Affiliation with FASEB



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Tuesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. EST
You must RSVP by Monday, May 22 to participate in the webinar.



The Trump Administration proposed deep cuts in funding for the federal science agencies in 2018. Congress is now considering the President's proposal. Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Legisative Affairs, and Benjamin Krinsky, Senior Legislative Affairs Officer, will provide an overview of the recommended cuts, the timeline and key steps involved in the federal budget process, and guidance on what individual scientists can do to urge lawmakers to reject the President’s plan.

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Learn how you can advocate for research funding

  • Ensuring your message is effective
  • Knowing when to take action and how to have the greatest impact
  • Developing strong relationships with elected officials

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More about FASEB and US HUPO's Membership

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.



Updates from FASEB

FASEB has a number of committees, sub-committees and initiatives. In this area we will post updates and reports from these FASEB groups that may be of particular interest to US HUPO members.

Instrumentation: Federal Grants and Programs for the Life Sciences

To conduct cutting-edge research, investigators require access to advanced scientific equipment. Federal research agencies sponsor many different types of grants and programs to support the purchase and maintenance of critical instrumentation that is beyond the budget of a typical research grant. Many of these grant mechanisms focus on multi-user configurations – from shared equipment to user and core facilities. This approach can extend the value of research funding and broaden access to the resource. Other agency programs support the development and increased availability of new technologies, leading to expanded future research opportunities. This document provides a brief overview of programs available to support and/or increase investigator access to advanced instrumentation.