News from FABBS

FABBS Comments on Proposed NIH-wide Strategic Plan

April 15, 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is working on a proposed framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025. The Request for Information includes three objectives:

Objective 1: Advancing Biomedical and Behavioral SciencesObjective 2: Developing, Maintaining, and Renewing Scientific Research CapacityObjective 3: Exemplifying and Promoting the Highest Level of Scientific Integrity, Public Accountability, and Social Responsibility in the Conduct of

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Guidance and Resources Regarding COVID-19

March 26, 2020

For future updates, please see our COVID-19 page.

Information and guidance for the general public, as well as researchers and scientific societies, has developed and changed quickly as the understanding of COVID-19 deepens. Here is a compilation of resources, federal and agency notices, and other updates that may be of interest to our members.

OMB Notices

These memos from the White House Office of Management and Budget provided a range of administrative relief and

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FABBS Commnents on Modernization of Clinical Trials and OBSSR Invites Research on Gun Violence

March 26, 2020

In response to a request for comment, FABBS provided feedback on NIH plans regarding the modernization of FABBS strongly supports efforts to update infrastructure and usability of and shares a strong commitment to transparency and maximizing availability of federally funded research. FABBS identified concerns about consequences of the NIH expansion of the definition of clinical trials, particularly with regards to the challenges of

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NAS Symposium Speakers Highlight Value of Basic and Behavioral and Social Sciences

March 12, 2020

Last month, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) held a symposium to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the historic report ‘The Endless Frontier’ and mark the beginning of a year-long initiative to consider the next 75 years in science (webcast). Vannevar Bush was the Director of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II when he submitted the report to President Truman. The report provided the intellectual architecture for the national

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