“…doing nothing is not an option. The stakes are enormous …”
This website is designed to collect and organize input for solutions to problems such as those addressed in the April 2014 PNAS article entitled Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws, whose major points are briefly outlined here. Overseen by a Steering Committee that includes Nancy Andrews, Mary Beckerle, Jeremy Berg, Daniel Colón-Ramos, Ron Daniels, Rush Holt, Freeman Hrabowski, Tony Hyman, Judith Kimble, Jessica Polka, Joan Reede and Ron Vale — in addition to ourselves, the website seeks to organize, and begin to prioritize, the suggestions, data and outcomes from an ongoing series of relevant publications, workshops and experiments, as well as ideas for actions submitted by individuals. Its aim is to help the United States make continual progress against the various logistical, administrative, and conceptual logjams that have thus far prevented the implementation of effective solutions to the major problems that we and many others have identified.
Photo: Arda Mizrak, Augie Seone, and Karen Ruiz in Dr. David Morgan’s lab at the University of California, San Francisco. Photo by Yolanda O’Bannon, April 2015.