After winning the US presidential election, Democrat Joe Biden moved shortly to start naming the specialists who will advise him on a variety of points — together with science.
He immediately announced a job power of public-health specialists who recommended him on a method to curtail the coronavirus pandemic, and he created new positions — a US coordinator and a world envoy — devoted to local weather change. Scientists have welcomed Biden’s swift actions in selecting advisers with robust backgrounds in analysis and evidence-based coverage. His predecessor, former Republican president Donald Trump, appointed a number of climate-change sceptics to high positions in key US science companies.
Many of Biden’s nominees have now been confirmed by the US Senate — however some are nonetheless ready. In the meantime, Nature is monitoring a number of the president’s most essential alternatives for science.
Who’s in and who’s out?
The individuals Biden has appointed to present science-focused roles — and who they substitute.
The individuals Biden has requested to stay of their present science-focused jobs inside the US authorities.
The individuals Biden has appointed to science-based positions that didn’t exist earlier than.