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BIO-wide Virtual Office Hours

March 25, 2020

Directorate for Biological Sciences staff are interested in hearing how BIO and NSF can mitigate the longer-term harm of COVID-19 on U.S. research and training. We will be holding a series of four BIO-wide virtual office hours next week during which the biological science community can share concerns, ask questions, or offer suggestions on how we can do more to address this national emergency.

Sessions dates and times are as follows. Please feel free to attend the session that best fits your schedule; representatives from across BIO will be in attendance during each session.

Monday, March 30, 4-5 pm EDT
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Please note: The registration page for this session notes the time as 3pm EDT, this is to allow for set-up administration. The office hour will begin at 4pm EDT.

Tuesday, March 31, 3-4 pm EDT
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Wednesday, April 1, 2-3 pm EDT
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Thursday, April 2, 1-2 pm EDT
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