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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.

Federal Office of Evaluation Services Seeks Research Fellows

November 16, 2018

Over the past for years, the Office of Evaluation Services (OES) within the General Services Administration has been working quietly and diligently to complete over sixty randomized evaluations of federal agency programs. Bringing insights from the behavioral and social sciences to test federal programs, scientists have been able to provide evidence upon which agencies can make informed decisions to improve programs and save money.

OES seeks applications for a new cohort

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Organizations Collaborate on Joint Response to NIH Registration and Reporting RFI

November 16, 2018

Twenty-three scientific societies and higher education associations, joined by an additional twenty-three higher education institutions, submitted a letter to NIH in response to the NIH Request for Information (RFI) on Registration and Reporting Standards for Prospective Basic Science Studies Involving Human Participants. The letter was directed to NIH’s Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak and NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Michael Lauer.

Led by Lisa Nichols,

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Deciphering the 2018 Midterm Elections and Its Implications for Science

November 16, 2018

The historic 2018 midterm elections are over with a record 49.2% of the eligible voting population casting ballots in congressional and gubernatorial elections nationwide.

The overarching outcomes are apparent—the U.S. House of Representatives will be controlled by the Democrats, while the Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. Senate.  Nonetheless, a week after the election and still unfolding, there are 8 undeclared races in the House and two in the Senate,

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White House Issues Draft Report on Opioid Research and Development: Comments Requested

November 16, 2018

On November 5, the White House National Science and Technology Council issued draft report, “Health Research and Development to Stem the Opioid Crisis: A Federal Roadmap.”  The report identifies research and development (R&D) “critical to addressing key gaps in knowledge and tools and opportunities to improve coordination of Federal R&D essential to combating the opioid crisis.” The development of the report was overseen by the Fast Track Action Committee

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