News from FABBS

Science and Human Rights Coalition Highlights Responsibility of Science to Society

November 6, 2020

Converted into a virtual format, the 2020 Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference took place from Oct 22-23. This is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition, of which FABBS is an affiliate. This conference brought together human rights leaders, academic researchers, scientists and engineers who work in private industry, government officials, members of impacted and vulnerable

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Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences Webinar Series

Federal funders require data sharing with increasing attention to discoverability. Beyond compliance, there are numerous compelling reasons to share data in a way that facilitates increased searchability, effectiveness, and rigor of science. This webinar series is designed to educate FABBS members on the expectation of funders, the opportunities afforded by sharing, examples of effective databases/repositories, and clear steps forward to advance individual efforts and interoperability of

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FABBS Annual Meeting Features Speakers from NIH, NSF, and OSTP

December 18, 2019

FABBS held its Annual Council of Representatives meeting on December 9th, 2019. This meeting is an opportunity for representatives from our member societies and our Board members to be updated on FABBS Advocacy efforts, discuss a range of topic affecting FABBS fields of sciences, and hear from and engage with colleagues from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). 


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Demonstrating Research on Cognitive Functioning in Virtual Reality to Lawmakers

September 25, 2019

At the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair, FABBS partnered with our member society, the American Psychological Association (APA), to showcase the innovative work of two University of Iowa researchers. Dr. Jodie Plumert, a psychologist, in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Kearney, a computer scientist, use virtual reality to study child pedestrian and bike safety – risk free.

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) put on the virtual reality headset,

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