Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Neuroimaging and aphasia data sharing

The government has made great strides toward encouraging the sharing of neuroimaging data. This sharing should save money and help advance brain studies. Data sharing is carefully controlled by policies that require de-identification of scans and patient/subject consent. However, the Veteran's Administration is apparently reluctant to allow data sharing, even when subjects would like to share their data! A project ...more »

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Do science, tell the truth and then write laws that honor reality.

LLPF=BP. Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire equals Bad Policy. When the public notices a blatant lie, it undermines credibility on all statements. People automatically conclude that if they were lied to on one subject, then they question the validity of other subjects. Case study: Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base written by the Institute of Medicine; National Academy of Sciences. Copyright 1999 Conclusion: ...more »

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Deploy Unused Federal Assets in Timely Manner for Natural Disasters

Examine, discuss and plan for the use of rapid deployment of Federal Assets such as Fixed and Rotary Wing aircraft to proactively support areas in need due to impending or existing natural disaster within the U.S. Time and time again, state and local governments do not have the resources with which to adequately support preventative, or reactive measures to Natural Disasters that our citizen's fall victim to. A latest ...more »

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A New Kind of Textbook

This idea would start out with a contest. Maybe someone like the Gates Foundation could sponsor it to make it worthwhile. The contest would present a list of critical scientific concepts that every educated person should know. Contestants would then submit the simplest possible method they could think of for getting the concepts across. Methods would be categorized by visual, tactile and auditory to cover different ...more »

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