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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.

NSB Meets to Discuss Vision 2030, Inclusion Initiative, and STEM Retention

The National Science Board (NSB) held its quarterly meeting on February 23rd and 24th. First on the agenda was a report from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Director Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan. The director spoke about NSF values and how they align with both the NSB’s and the new Administration’s vision, specifically in leadership, partnership, innovation and research. Dr. Panchanathan characterized this as a new and exciting time for the organization. He emphasized

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FABBS Supports Efforts to Advance Open Science

As the federal government and scientific societies work to increase the openness of science, FABBS is supporting a NASEM study on behavioral ontology, providing information on federal requirements and successful examples of sharing, and informing federal policies and practices.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has announced the committee members of the Accelerating Behavioral Science Through Ontology Development and Use, of which FABBS is one of the

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Work on the ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Continues with Focus on COVID-19

Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced a large scale survey, the “NAEP 2021 School Survey”, to gather vital data on the impact of COVID-19 on students and the status of in-person learning. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called “The Nation’s Report Card”, has been conducted nearly every year since its inception in 1969 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), an

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NSF Releases Merit Review Digest and SED, FABBS Submits Comments on Strategic Plan

Each year the National Science Foundation (NSF) prepares an analysis of the merit review process for the National Science Board (NSB). The recently released Digest shows that in 2019, 4,262 proposals (for $2.8 billion) that were rated “Very Good” or higher had to be declined. The digest also contains a description of the merit review process, funding rates, types of proposals, statistics of underrepresented groups with proposals, and award distribution.

NSF has also recently

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