ASM is committed to advocating for public policies that are rooted in science. We recognize the essential role of the microbial sciences in helping to address humanity’s most daunting – and evolving – challenges. As a core part of its mission, ASM leads, collaborates and galvanizes scientists, stakeholders and the public to advance the field through evidence-based public policy.

Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Improve Soil Health

  • April 14, 2021 | Webinar
On April 14, 2021, ASM hosted a Congressional briefing about the role of research in increasing soil carbon sequestration through crop and soil management.

ASM Policy Principles

  • June 10, 2020 | Policy Statement
Microbiology transcends government agencies and borders, and continued advancement in the field requires adherence to certain core policy principles.

ASM Action Center

ASM is making it easy and providing opportunities for members to advocate for evidence-based scientific policy. 

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