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NIMH Council Discusses Mental Health Priorities, Progress on Strategic Plan and Portfolio Composition 

June 9, 2022

Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, welcomed the full panel of members to the 267th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC), held virtually on June 7th (Agenda). The NAMHC advises the NIMH on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training and institute programs. FABBS regularly submits recommendations for council membership and encourages our scientists to consider serving in this extremely important

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25 Years of OBSSR: Snapshots of Accomplishments in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

January 13, 2022   

For more than 25 years, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has galvanized the role of the behavioral and social sciences in the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Since it was first established by Congress in 1993, the OBSSR has facilitated the communication and coordination of FABBS disciplines across the NIH and beyond. OBSSR has cultivated

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Protecting the Integrity of Government Sciences – NCST Report

 January 13, 2022

The White House Scientific Integrity Task Force (SI) released their report “Protecting the Integrity of Government Science” earlier this month. This report marks an important first step toward strengthening scientific integrity and evidence-based decision-making and establishes scientific integrity as a priority for the Biden administration.   

The website also includes a summary of their listening sessions and the

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Biden Administration Releases New Research Security Guidance

January 13, 2022

On January 4, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released new guidance on national security concerns surrounding federally-funded research, building on an announcement made on the final day of the Trump Administration. In an effort to create clearer and more consistent guidelines, the memo outlines basic requirements for research security policies across federal agencies,

This new directive largely focuses on disclosure requirements: creating

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