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FABBS Annual Meeting Features Leaders from NIH and NSF, Discusses Diversity Initiatives

December 16, 2020

FABBS held its Annual Council of Representatives Meeting earlier this month on December 7th. Meeting virtually, the FABBS Board was joined by member society and corporate affiliate representatives to hear from leadership of behavior and social sciences …

Negotiations on FY2021 Budget and COVID-19 Relief Continue

December 16, 2020

On the afternoon of Friday, December 11th, the day that the previous continuing resolution (CR) was set to expire, the Senate approved a one-week CR to keep the federal government open through December 18th. The measure, which …

FABBS Submits Comments on NIMH RFI on Improving Mental Health Outcomes Among Diverse Populations and NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic Plan

December 16, 2020

FABBS responded to a Request for Information issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on “Fostering Innovative Research to Improve Mental Health Outcomes Among Minority and Health Disparities Populations.” In the comments, FABBS expressed support …

NSF Releases Two Important Comment Opportunities, NSB and SBE Advisory Committee Meet

December 16, 2020


The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a Dear Colleague Letter on Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Understanding the Brain. The Request for Information (RFI) invites responses to the two prompts below. Responses to this RFI will inform …

President Trump Appoints Eight Members to NBES

December 15, 2020

After years of inaction, and one month before his term expires, Donald Trump appointed eight members to the National Board of Education Sciences. NBES provides guidance to the director of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), the …

NIH Taking Steps to Build a Better System for BESH Registration and Reporting

December 15, 2020

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the unit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that oversees the ClinicalTrials.gov database, hosted a webinar on December 7th to update the research community. NLM staff have conducted an analysis …

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