FABBS Responds to OSTP Request for Feedback on Open Access
May 21, 2020
On May 6, FABBS responded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) request for information (RFI) on options for increasing public access to research papers, data, and code. FABBS expressed a shared commitment to increasing availability of published federally funded research, citing the efforts of our societies to create open access journals and shortening embargo periods. FABBS also acknowledged the shortcomings of the current model while expressingread more
NIH Leadership Creates Working Group on Behavioral and Social Science Research and NIMH Releases Updated Strategic Plan
May 21, 2020
The NIH Council of Councils met – with members attending virtually – on May 15th. On the agenda was a proposal to create a working group on Behavioral and Social Science Research. Dr. William Riley, Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, presented the goal of the group, to identify emerging and promising basic research with a plausible pathway to application, including new interventions to improve health.
Dr. Riley explainedread more
NICHD and SBE Leadership Meet with Scientific Communities
April 30, 2020
While obeying ‘stay at home’ orders, leaders of federal agencies supporting behavioral sciences continue working to advance our fields and to meet, at least virtually, with the scientific community.
On Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Diana Bianchi, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), addressed the Friends of NICHD with an update on recent activities.
Dr. Bianchi shared highlights from her testimony before the House alongread more
NSF Receives Funding in Stimulus
The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a critical role supporting research to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus and mitigate physical, emotional and economic consequences. NSF received $75 million in the most recent stimulus package, the CARES Act, to help “prevent, prepare for, and respond” to the pandemic.
In addition to base support, NSF has a mechanism, Rapid Response Research (RAPID), to fast-track time-sensitive ideas and enables the agency to help fight the pandemicread more