Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding
A coalition in support of increased funding for the National Institutes
of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a non-profit association
that has as its purpose the improvement of the nation's health
through the advancement of medical schools and teaching hospitals.
As an association of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and
academic societies, the AAMC works with its members to set a national
agenda for medical education, biomedical research, and health
care, and assists its members by providing services at the national
level that facilitate the accomplishment of their missions.
of American Universities (AAU)
The association serves its members by assisting them in developing
national policy positions on issues that relate to academic research
and graduate and professional education. AAU also provides them
with a forum for discussing a broad range of other institutional
issues, such as undergraduate education.
for National Science Funding (CNSF)
CNSF is an alliance of organizations united by a concern for the
future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering
enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national
investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education
programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological,
and economic opportunities facing the United States.
for National Security Research (CNSR)
CNSR is a broadly-based coalition united by a commitment to a
stronger defense science and technology base. Participants include
scientific, engineering, mathematical and behavioral societies,
academic institutions, and industrial associations. The Coalition
strongly supports DODís S&T programs across all defense organizations,
especially those defense research programs performed in our nationís
for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR)
CAMR is comprised of nationally-recognized patient organizations,
universities, scientific societies, foundations, and individuals
with life-threatening illnesses and disorders, advocating for
the advancement of breakthrough research and technologies in regenerative
medicine - including stem cell research and somatic cell nuclear
transfer - in order to cure disease and alleviate suffering.
Steering Committee for Public Policy
The Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy (JSC) is a coalition
of three basic biomedical research societies representing more
than 20,000 researchers in the fields of genetics, cell biology,
biochemistry and molecular biology. The JSC was formed in 1990
to bring scientists together to advocate for federal funding for
basic biomedical research.
Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC)
Founded in 1887, the National Association of State Universities
and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the nation's oldest higher
education association. Dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching,
research and public service, NASULGC has been in the forefront
of educational leadership nationally for over a century.
Research!America's mission is to make medical and health research
a much higher national priority. Research!America is a national
not-for-profit, membership-supported, public education and advocacy
alliance. It was founded in 1989.
The mission of The Science Coalition, representing more than 400
member organizations, is to expand and strengthen the federal
governmentís investment in university-based scientific, medical,
engineering and agricultural research. Sustained support for research
across the entire range of scientific disciplines is the most
important step the nation can take to maintain Americaís position
at the forefront of scientific discovery, technological innovation,
and economic growth in the 21st century.