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As a science-driven organization, the ADA has a vested interest in ensuring that federal research agencies are well funded, their research investments reflect the needs of the dental profession, and the knowledge gained advances the oral health of the American public. 

Equally important is the need to support opportunities for the dental research community; maintain the integrity of the peer-review process; facilitate the open exchange of scholarly research; ensure that policy decisions are guided by the latest peer-reviewed science; and share the most current science-based information to dentists and the public.

Letters & Testimony

  • March 12, 2012—Letter commenting on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's draft research priorities and agenda.  
  • March 5, 2012—Coalition letter urging the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to table or vote against S. 2096, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012.  
  • March 5, 2012—Coalition letter urging the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to table or vote against H.R. 4004, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012.  
  • February 10, 2012—Letter urging the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to table or vote against S. 2096, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012.  
  • February 10, 2012—Letter urging the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to table or vote against H.R. 4004, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012.  
  • January 19, 2012—Coalition letter urging the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to mark up H.R. 3669, the Research Works Act, and forward it to the full House of Representatives with a unanimous recommendation for passage
  • January 18, 2012—Letter urging the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to mark up H.R. 3669, the Research Works Act, and forward it to the full House of Representatives with a unanimous recommendation for passage.   
  • January 12, 2012—Coalition letter responding to the White House Office of Scientific and Technology Policy's request for information about open access to scholarly publications. 
  • November 2, 2011—Letter commending Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill. 13th) for introducing H.Res. 378, which calls on the Congress to prioritize student academic achievement in science during its reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • June 21, 2011—Letter commending Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for introducing S. 966, the Bone Health Promotion and Research Act of 2011.
  • June 1, 2011—Letter urging the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to mark up S. 966, the Bone Health Promotion and Research Act of 2011, and forward it to the full Senate with a unanimous recommendation for passage.
  • February 23, 2010—Letter commending Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev. 1st) for introducing H.R. 3856, the Bone Health Promotion and Research Act of 2009.
  • July 1, 2010—Letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, expressing the ADA’s position on H.R. 5116, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. 
  • May 3, 2010—Letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, expressing concerns about H.R. 5037, the Federal Research Public Access Act. 
  • April 29, 2010—Coalition letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, expressing concerns about H.R. 5037, the Federal Research Public Access Act. 
  • March 17, 2010—Letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, expressing concerns about S. 1373 the Federal Research Public Access Act. 
  • January 21, 2010—Letter to urging the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to incorporate several principles in any effort to in its Open Government Initiative.   

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