August 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 14)
Strong Points: Good overview of what the office is working on
Weak Points: Has a reading room, but with few resources
While research is a pillar of the scientific community, transforming research into rational, effective policies that have a meaningful impact for the broader population is critically important. If you’re curious about how science policy is being shaped at the government level, check out the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) website. On the website, users can learn more about the OSP and their policy focus areas, which include topics ranging from data sharing and technology transfer, to biosafety and clinical research. The website also includes a calendar of upcoming meetings and events in which the office is involved. Science policy is vital, and the OSP is working to ensure that it stays that way.