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Current Issues

Soliciting Feedback From Users on 2020 Census Data Products; Reopening of Comment Period - Closes 11/8/18

According to the Federal Register "Following the completion of the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will disseminate several data products, such as including summary and detailed data tables, national and state demographic profiles, and topical briefs. The Census Bureau anticipates publishing the plans for 2020 Census data products in a future notice and seeks information on how products for prior decennial censuses were used to help determine which products to disseminate for the 2020 Census." Read more and submit a comment.

Request for Information (RFI): Registration and Results Reporting Standards for Prospective Basic Science Studies Involving Human Participants - Closes 11/14/18

As a governing member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), we encourage political science researchers to take a moment to share the potential impact of the NiH proposal to define "clinical trials" as “A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.” COSSA has suggested language to support a definition that is more suitable for basic research studies involving human subjects. Lean more and submit your comment.

Proposed Elimination of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays - Ongoing

The Trump Administration has issued a 2019 Presidential Budget Request that calls for the elimination of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays. Read more and contact your legislators.

Save the date for NHA and COSSA Advocacy Days in Washington DC

MPSA provides a series of travel grants for members to attend the COSSA Hill Day and NHA Hill Day each spring. Learn more and mark your calendar!


About MPSA's Advocacy Efforts

The purposes of the MPSA are to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems. As such, MPSA is a nonpartisan association. It does not support political parties or candidates. MPSA's advocacy and public awareness efforts have been designed to support researchers, political science as a discipline and the social sciences in general.  

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