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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.

Biden’s Budget Release – Federal Funding Implications for Social, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences

On Friday, May 28th, President Biden released his long-awaited fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request to Congress, expanding on and adding details to an outline released in early April. The budget reflects the administration’s commitment to increase federal investment in research and development across agencies.  

Members of Congress are fond of reminding the public of their ‘power of the purse.’ Nonetheless, the President’s budget request is

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Q&A with Paula Skedsvold, Former Executive Director

Paula Skedsvold, PhD

Dr. Paula Skedsvold served as Executive Director of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), then known as the FABBS Foundation, from July 2008 to October 2013 and again from April 2016 through December 2018. She also served in the intervening time from October 2013 to March 2016 as a part-time consultant and FABBS science advocate, while she spent time at home with her foster (now adopted) child. Dr. Chris Cameron served as the

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NASEM Ontologies Committee Holds First Workshop

June 9, 2021

The National Academies convened the first committee workshop for Accelerating Behavioral Science through Ontology Development and Use on May 24, titled, “What Are Ontologies And How Are They Used In Science?’ This study is being led by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. FABBS is a sponsor for the series, along with member society APA. A recording of the workshop is

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NIMH Council Spring Meeting

May 20, 2021

On May 18, the National Advisory Mental Health Council convened for its 263rd meeting to advise the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the strategic planning and grants-making processes, and other policy issues related to NIMH research. Members of the council come from distinguished positions in academia, health facilities, and service organizations. See more information about the council here.

Watch a recording of the meeting here. Refer to the

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