CPR | Coalition to Promote Research


Coalition to Promote ResearchCOSSA co-leads the Coalition to Promote Research (CPR), a coalition of national organizations committed to promoting public health, innovation and fundamental knowledge through scientific research. The  organizations represent hundreds of thousands of scientists, physicians, health care providers, and patients who support federal investments in basic and applied biomedical and behavioral research.


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Was a Senator’s Report on Waste in Federal Science Grants More Wasteful Than the Research Itself? – Government Executive

“Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract

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Huffington Post: Here’s What Happened When A Group Of Scientists Went To Confront Their Congressional Tormentors

Psychological Science Agenda: Capitol Hill event brings scientists together with the policymakers who labeled their research “wasteful”

COSSA Washington UpdateResearchers Discuss Projects Targeted by Wastebooks at Capitol Hill Poster Exhibition

Social Science Space: Public Funding for the Public Good

Social Science Space: D.C. Event Helps Policymakers See Past the Abstract

AERA: Capitol Hill Event Debunks “Wasteful” Research

PBS NewsHour: Why Research for the Pure Sake of Knowing is Enough

Duke Chronicle: Duke scientist Sheila Patek defends shrimp research on Capitol Hill

ASCB: Targeted by Wastebooks, Basic Researchers Fight Back on Capitol Hill

Duke Today: Professor Patek Goes to Washington, Talks Up Research

Genes to Genomes: Policy Points: Wasteful research and Spending Subcommittees

NABR: Science Coalition Answers ‘Wasteful’ Research Allegations

ASCB: The Shaming of Basic Research: Scientists Defend Themselves on Capitol Hill

Genes to Genome: My advocacy story: Jeff Leips

Event Program: “Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract – Congressional Exhibition and Reception  | April 13, 2016

Peer/Merit Review

Richard Nakamura, National Institutes of Health

Alan Tomkins, National Science Foundation

Participating researchers included:

Aletha Akers, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia;

Karen Ingersoll, University of Virginia School of Medicine;

Jeff Leips, University of Maryland Baltimore County;

Frederick Muench, Northwell Health, New York;

Sheila Patek, Duke University;

Kimberley Philips, Trinity University;

Narayan Sastry, University of Michigan;

David Scholnick, Pacific University, Oregon;

Megan Tracy, James Madison University

Joshua Shiode of AAAS provided information on the Golden Goose Awards along with this year’s first announced recipients of the 2016 award for the Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health, recently renamed the Longitudinal Study on Adult Health (Add Health).


More. . . 

NIH101-CongressionalBriefingInvite2-27-15_Page_1September 22, 2015, Congressional Briefing – NIH  Priority September 22 CPR posterSetting:  How Peer Review Assists the NIH in Selecting the Best Science   | more

February 27, 2015, Congressional Briefing –  NIH 101: Peer Review & Priority Setting | slide presentationmore

About CPR

Principles of Scientific Integrity

Priority Setting at the National Institutes of Health

The NIH Peer Review Process (PDF)

CPR Member Organizations

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For more information about CPR, contact its co-chairs:                      

Angela L. Sharpe, MG – alsharpe at cossa.org or (202) 842-3525

Patricia Kobor, MA  – pkobor at apa.org or (202) 336-5933

Steering Committee


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