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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.

OSTP Issues New Guidance for Public Access to Federally Funded Research 

September 8, 2022

The Biden administration has issued a press release and memo providing guidance to federal agencies to make research freely available, without an embargo. These requirements are intended to take effect no later than the start of 2026 and also applies to data that are necessary to validate scientific findings reported in the publications.  This guidance builds upon the 2013 ‘Holdren memo’ which encouraged a 12-month embargo period, followed by open

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GAO Issues Reports on Rigor of Research Practices, Impact of Funding Interruptions and Research Competitiveness

September 8, 2022

The mission of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is to provide Congress, heads of executive agencies, and the public with timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can be used to improve government and save taxpayers billions of dollars. Congressional committees or subcommittees request specific topics or require reports statutorily by public laws or committee reports. 

FABBS tracks GAO reports relevant to federal agencies funding behavioral and

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NASEM Hosts Workshop on Psychology and Behavioral Economics

August 18, 2022

The Consensus Committee of the National Academies (NASEM) hosted the Workshop on Behavioral Economics: Exploring Applications & Research Methods on July 18-19 (see the video recording and materials here). The event sought to identify opportunities to apply behavioral economics and psychology to public policy on issues including chronic illness, public health, climate change, incarceration, and education. The committee examined successes and shortcomings in the

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White House Releases Memo to Guide Research Priorities

August 18, 2022

Leaders of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Multi-Agency Research and Development Priorities for FY 2024 on July 22nd.  The Administration’s annual memo provides guidance to federal agencies as they draft their budget requests for fiscal year 2024, detailing how R&D programs are expected to align with the president’s larger policy agenda.

This year, the White House lists the

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