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News from FABBS

FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

Election Results On Key Science Committees

November 16, 2022

While we are still awaiting the results of a handful of House seats too close to call, House Republicans are already negotiating leadership positions. The victories of incumbent Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, (D-NV) , and Mark Kelly, (D-AZ) assure that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate. The December 6 runoff election in Georgia between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker will determine whether Democrats will govern with 51 seats or

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FABBS Responds to RFI on OBSSR Strategic Plan 2023-2028 

November 16, 2022

In response to a request for information (RFI) from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), FABBS submitted comments on the cross-cutting themes and scientific priorities listed below.  FABBS commended OBSSR on the recent reports Trans-NIH Opportunities in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences and Integration of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH, encouraging OBSSR to rely on these reports to help inform future activities and

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Meet Our FABBS Fall Intern

November 16, 2022

Shrey with NSF Director Dr. Panchanathan.

Can you introduce yourself and what you’re currently studying in college?  

Hi! My name is Shrey Dave. I am currently a junior studying Neuroscience and Public Health Studies at Johns Hopkins University. A fun fact about me is that I have a second-degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate and have been studying martial arts for 15 years.  

What interested you about FABBS and how might this align with your

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OSTP Briefs Science Community on Public Access Guidance 

November 16, 2022

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted a community forum about a memo, sent in August, directing heads of federal agencies to develop policies to facilitate public access to data and scientific publications. The memo, Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research had been received with mixed reactions by the scientific publishing community and raised numerous questions. On the call, OSTP leadership offered the

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