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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.

NIH Working Group Discusses Diversity in the BRAIN Initiative

Inclusion was at the center of a meeting of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group on May 20. During the meeting, staff reported that the largest share of BRAIN-funded researchers are engineers and that 18.3 percent of these researchers are psychologists or behavioral scientists. Working Group members raised concerns that the focus on engineering may be handicapping inclusion efforts. According to the National Science Foundation, Psychology is one of the STEM fields with the most

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SBE Directorate at NSF holds Spring Advisory Council Meeting

The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science (SBE) Advisory Committee (AC), convened on May 6 and 7 for a packed agenda covering a wide range of topics of importance to FABBS members. FABBS board member Sandra Graham of UCLA serves on the SBE AC.  

The meeting kicked off with a budget update from Dr. Arthur “Skip” Lupia, National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director. The NSF received additional funds from Congress to award over 1,000 COVID-specific

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Announcing FABBS Affiliate Award Winners

Central to FABBS mission is to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and to communicate the importance of its research to the public – this includes encouraging and recognizing the work of young scientists. The FABBS Research Excellence Awards program honors undergraduate and graduate students within our affiliate member departments and divisions who have conducted research of superior scientific quality with broad societal impact. Awardees research

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NASEM Workshop Explores Culture of Data Management and Sharing

On April 28 – 29, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted a workshop for researchers, institutions, and funders to examine strategies to promote effective data management and sharing. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the workshop also sought to assess stakeholder preparedness for implementation of the agency’s final policy for data management and sharing for all NIH-funded research beginning January 25, 2023. Maryann

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