News and Highlights
ASA urges more integration of statistics in NIH draft Data Science Strategic Plan to achieve better science: The ASA submitted comments to an NIH request for information on its data science draft strategy. Read more in this news item: A Strategic Plan for Biomedical Research—Without Statistics?
FY18 Omnibus Has Good News, Bad News for research funding and federal statistical agencies: Census, NIH, and NSF among big winners. Read more here.
ASA Releases Statement on Census Citizenship Question: In response to Commerce Secretary Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census, ASA Board expresses its profound disappointment.
Efforts to Dismantle Puerto Rico Statistics Agency Resume: The ASA has been working to oppose this proposal in many ways, including a letter, a petition, and a press release. Read these March 8 and March 22 updates.
ASA President writes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Forensic Science: President Lisa LaVange wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein March 21
expressing concern for lack of engagement with scientific community in new policies.
The ASA organizes petition in support of former Greek chief statistician, his colleagues being prosecuted in Greece: More than 1,130 individuals and 46 organizations have signed the statement as of April 23. Read more here. Add your support: www.tinyurl.com/Support