To improve policies that affect endocrine scientists and the conduct of research.
Why We Care
Endocrine researchers study complex biological systems and hormonal pathways that affect all parts of the human body with implications for numerous diseases and conditions. The Endocrine Society works with the federal government, research funding agencies, and regulatory bodies to advance progress in biomedical research and the ensure that the latest findings from endocrine scientists are incorporated into research strategic plans.
The Endocrine Society is urging Congress to provide $41.6 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year (FY) 2020, an increase of $2.5 billion over FY 2019. While there is bipartisan support for NIH, to achieve increased funding the Congress must first reach agreement on raising current statutory spending caps or we will see dramatic cuts in total federal spending starting in FY 2020.
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At the Endocrine Society, we are concerned about a number of critical policy issues. Our goals are to ensure that the full body of research available is available to policy makers and to affect positive change by advocating for increased research and updated regulatory processes. To learn and read about all of our position statements, please visit our page here.
Endocrine Society Discusses Research Priorities with NIDDK | September 2018
Endocrine Society president-elect Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and secretary-treasurer Richard Legro, MD, met with the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), to discuss emerging research priorities in endocrine science and opportunities to improve outcomes for trainees in endocrine research programs.
Nuclear Receptors and Transcriptional Regulation
In this Endocrine News Podcast Laurel Coons, first author of an Endocrinology article on hormone-mediated enhancer activation, talks about nuclear receptor biology.
Society Stresses Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research to Congress | August 2015
The Endocrine Society and the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) co-sponsored a briefing entitled, “Maximizing the Benefits of Biomedical Research: A Tale of Mice and WoMen, Why We Need to Balance the Study of Males and Females.” The briefing was designed to educate members of Congress and their staff about the need to include both sexes in all phases of biomedical research and support legislative language to help NIH implement new policies to promote sex inclusion in preclinical research.
Draft NIH Policy Promotes Use of Single IRB for Multi-Site Studies | January 2015
The NIH announced a draft policy for the “Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Research” which establishes the expectation that multi-site NIH-funded domestic studies will make use of a single IRB of record, rather than multiple local IRBs.