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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.

OBSSR Working Groups Featured at NIH Council of Councils

February 3, 2021

The NIH Council of Councils met virtually on January 29 with the behavioral and social sciences prominent on the agenda. A recording of the meeting is available on NIH Video Cast.

The Council is made up of 27 members, selected from NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) Advisory Councils, representatives nominated by the Office of the Director program offices, and broad lay representation. The purpose of the Council is to advise the NIH Director on matters related to the

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Biden Signs Dozens of EOs in First Weeks as President

February 3, 2021

Since taking office on January 20th, President Biden has issued dozens of Executive Orders (EOs) on a wide range of topics — COVID-19, climate change, criminal detention agencies, to name a few — many revoking EOs issued by the former administration. The full list is on The White House site and in the Federal Registry. Below are several EOs particularly relevant to FABBS members.

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) – This EO established

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FABBS Endorses Science and Technology Action Plan

February 3, 2021

The Science & Technology Action Committee is a nonpartisan coalition of non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen the U.S. science and technology infrastructure. The Committee released a three-step action plan to accomplish this goal. FABBS has endorsed it.

The three bold actions to advance science and technology in the United States include:

S&T Leadership – Elevate the director of the Office of Science and

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Data Sharing Seminar Series for Societies

FABBS is joining forces with several other organizations to provide societies and their journals with information and resources to help their communities be more knowledgeable and prepared to share data (and software) in a way that is relevant and meaningful for each discipline.

This is a 12-month series.

These seminars are monthly through January 2022 held on the first Friday of each month at 10am ET (14:00 UTC). There will be 2-3 speakers with ~30 minutes of Q&A and discussion

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