In DepthU.S. Science Policy

New science adviser looks ahead to shaping Biden agenda

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Science  11 Jun 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6547, pp. 1140
DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6547.1140

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As President Joe Biden's newly installed science adviser, Eric Lander will help shape the new administration's expansive vision for science. But he will also face divisive issues leftover from the previous administration, including tougher enforcement of U.S. government requirements that scientists disclose foreign sources of funding. The government can do better than the current confusing mélange of rules, Lander told Science last week in one of his first media interviews after Vice President Kamala Harris swore him in as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In his 2 June interview, Lander also discussed preparing for the next pandemic, the president's proposed budget, and efforts to make federally funded research results freely available to all.

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