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.

ASM Policy Principles

Microbiology transcends government agencies and borders, and continued advancement in the field requires adherence to certain core policy principles.

Advocacy Matters

With over 30,000 members representing 26 disciplines, ASM has a unique voice in advocating for the sciences.

ASM Action Center

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

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