News from FABBS

Press Release: FABBS Welcomes New President, Philip Rubin, P.h.D.

Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2022) – The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences is delighted to welcome Philip Rubin, Ph.D., as he begins his term as President of the FABBS Board.

Rubin brings extensive experience as a researcher and as a federal policymaker and administrator to this role at a time of tremendous interest and need for insights from FABBS scientists.
-FABBS Executive Director Juliane Baron


Dr. Rubin is the Chief

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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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2022 Capitol Hill Outlook

Congress is entering a jam-packed year with sky high aspirations, but serious roadblocks stand in the way of significant legislation passing into law.

The Federal government is currently operation under a continuing resolution (CR), which expires February 18. Congressional appropriators are still attempting to find agreement on spending plans that would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2022 (FY22). Little progress has been made, however, and concerns of a year-long CR

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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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