News from FABBS

Federal Office of Evaluation Services Seeks Research Fellows

November 16, 2018

Over the past for years, the Office of Evaluation Services (OES) within the General Services Administration has been working quietly and diligently to complete over sixty randomized evaluations of federal agency programs. Bringing insights from the behavioral and social sciences to test federal programs, scientists have been able to provide evidence upon which agencies can make informed decisions to improve programs and save money.

OES seeks applications for a new cohort

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Organizations Collaborate on Joint Response to NIH Registration and Reporting RFI

Twenty-three scientific societies and higher education associations, joined by an additional twenty-three higher education institutions, submitted a letter to NIH in response to the NIH Request for Information (RFI) on Registration and Reporting Standards for Prospective Basic Science Studies Involving Human Participants. The letter was directed to NIH’s Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak and NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Michael Lauer.

Led by Lisa Nichols, Director of

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Michael C. Frank Featured at NIH’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Meeting

October 30, 2018

At a recent meeting of the NIH’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee, Michael C. Frank of Stanford University spoke to attendees about the need for more big data to understand early language development in children. His talk, “Early Language Learning at Scale: Bigger Data for Language Development” was well-received. The Coordinating Committee is comprised of behavioral and social scientists from all Institutes, Centers, and Offices of the

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Q & A with Arthur Lupia, NSF Assistant Director, on Challenges and Directions for SBE

October 30, 2018

Just after Labor Day, Arthur (Skip) Lupia, joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) as an Assistant Director and Director for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate. We asked him about the challenges the Directorate has faced and his vision for SBE.

What are your priorities for the SBE Directorate in the upcoming year? 

Thank you for asking. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a social and behavioral scientist. When

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