A diverse team of 16 prominent scientists and educators today announced the launch of a high-profile collaboration that seeks to leverage knowledge from the scientific community to confront the dangers to the U.S. biomedical science enterprise. Named Rescuing Biomedical Research, the effort tackles the problems identified in several public statements that the team and the scientific community have made, and aims to take the next steps towards making substantive, concerted changes in the way U.S. biomedical research is conducted and in the way careers are developed.
From the August 17, 2016 press release announcing the
Rescuing Biomedical Research (RBR) collaboration
See Bruce Alberts, Marc Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman and Harold Varmus
discuss the genesis of the RBR project in this iBiology.org video: