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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.

NSF Symposium Celebrates 70th Anniversary

February 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a 70th Anniversary Symposium to reflect on the past, celebrate accomplishments, consider the current scientific landscape, and look towards the future. Please see a webcast of the day and a half long event (event agenda).

Established by Congress in 1950, the mission of the NSF is “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national

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Congress Shifts Budget Discussions into High Gear

February 27, 2020

This week, Congress continues to hold hearings on the President’s budget request. The House Appropriations subcommittees set deadlines for Members to submit their budget requests and scheduled budget mark-ups.

A budget deal made in July 2019 imposed tight caps on both defense and non-defense spending. With caps already in place, House offices will draft budgets that adhere to established levels. By way of reminder, last year, in the absence of topline numbers, the

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Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to Open-Access Policies

February 26, 2020

As previously reported by FABBS, the scientific community had been hearing rumors about an executive order (EO) that would require journals featuring federally funded research to be immediately open access. Many scientific societies are committed to open science and actively moving in that direction, however, the lack of details surrounding the mysterious EO created concerns about the process and timeline. Now, more details and opportunities to discuss have emerged.

On

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COGDOP 2020 Annual Meeting

February 26, 2020

The Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) met for their annual meeting February 20 -23 in St. Petersburg, Florida, bringing together about 100 chairs of psychology departments from around the country. The theme of the meeting was “Leadership in an Inclusive Academy”.

The three days of interesting and informative sessions included evidence-based presentations on a range of topics facing department chairs in their leadership roles. The

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