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.
On September 26, the House of Representatives successfully passed the Labor-HHS appropriations bill with a $2 billion increase in FY 2019 for the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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.