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President Signs CR Through December 11, COVID Stimulus Stalls, Again

October 8, 2020

The federal government is operating under a continuing resolution (CR) that extends fiscal year (FY) 2020 government funding levels through December 11. The President signed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 8337) into law early on October …

NIMH Brings Together Stakeholder Community

October 8, 2020

On October 5th, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) brought together the stakeholder community for updates on several trans-NIH research initiatives and an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Josh Gordon, Director of NIMH.  In the …

DHS Seeks Comments on Rule to Restrict Student Visas

October 8, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on September 25, adding to the list of the administration’s efforts to limit international students’ ability to pursue an education in the United States. The rule aims …

Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences Webinar Series

Federal funders require data sharing with increasing attention to discoverability. Beyond compliance, there are numerous compelling reasons to share data in a way that facilitates increased searchability, effectiveness, and rigor of science. This webinar series is designed to educate FABBS …

White House Issues Memo Limiting Federal Agency Training on Diversity

September 24, 2020

The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum on Sept. 4 directing federal agencies to halt any spending on employee training involving “critical race theory,” concepts such as “white privilege,” or the idea the U.S. is …

James S. Jackson, Trailblazer in Research on Race and Health (1944-2020)

September 25, 2020

James S. Jackson, a prominent social psychologist known for his path-breaking research on race, culture, and health, passed away at the age of 76 on September 1 after battling pancreatic cancer the past few years. With him at …

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