The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) works on a wide range of issues including biosafety, biosecurity, genetic testing, genomic data sharing, human subjects protections, the organization and management of the NIH, and the outputs and value of NIH-funded research. This is accomplished through a wide range of analyses and reports, commentary on emerging policy proposals, and the development of policy proposals for consideration by NIH, the Federal government, and the public.
To better align the office with our stakeholders, NIH OSP will be undergoing some organizational restructuring soon. In addition, OSP will be launching several important policy initiatives in the upcoming months that will be of importance to stakeholders. OSP wants to ensure that stakeholders are aware of some of the resources available for when the reorganization is complete and when new policies are announced.
OSP has recently launched a new listserv that will allow stakeholders to receive timely updates on policy areas including biosafety and biosecurity, clinical research, genomic data sharing, technology transfer, innovation policy, scientific reporting, and much more. The listserv will also provide subscribers with information on upcoming OSP and trans-governmental meetings and workshops related to important science policy topics. To subscribe to the listserv, please click here and then choose the “subscribe” option. You may also subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the message: Subscribe OSP_News
Another resource to stakeholders is the OSP blog “Under the Poliscope.” The blog is written by the NIH Associate Director for Science Policy, Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, and presents a unique take on the major science policy issues OSP deals with. To subscribe to the blog, simply follow this link: http://osp.od.nih.gov/under-the-poliscope
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