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.

What the Outcome of the Election Means for Science

November 12, 2020

On Saturday, November 8, President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation, both mentioning the importance of science in their brief remarks. In his transition documents, Biden has identified four priorities: COVID-19, Economic Recovery, Racial Equality, and Climate Change. For each of these priority areas, the administration would be well served to consider what we have learned from the behavioral and cognitive sciences.

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Science and Human Rights Coalition Highlights Responsibility of Science to Society

November 6, 2020

Converted into a virtual format, the 2020 Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference took place from Oct 22-23. This is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition, of which FABBS is an affiliate. This conference brought together human rights leaders, academic researchers, scientists and engineers who work in private industry, government officials, members of impacted and vulnerable

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FABBS Sponsors NASEM Study and Offers Webinar Series on Data Standards; NIH Releases Final Policy for Data Management

November 5, 2020

FABBS is pleased to lend our support and sponsor a consensus study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on Accelerating Behavioral Science Through Ontology Development and Use. NASEM defines ontologies as systematic classification systems and/or knowledge structures with agreed-upon labels and definitions. Ontologies are essential to provide a usable framework to enable efficient knowledge generation, organization, reuse, integration, and

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Welcoming New Members of the 2021 FABBS Board

October 22, 2020

FABBS is delighted to announce our two incoming Board members: Robert Sellers, PhD will serve as a Member-At-Large and Vivian Tseng, PhD in the role of Secretary. They will begin their term in January 2021.

Dr. Sellers is the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, and the Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan. He works with university leadership on matters related

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