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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.

FABBS Signs Letter for LGBTQI+ Equity Data Development

October 27, 2022

In response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s request for information (RFI) on the Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity, FABBS joined sister scientific societies, AAAS, AERA, COPAFS, and COSSA, on a community letter urging the development of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) indicators. The effort was spearheaded by Dr. Jon Freeman, associate professor of Psychology, Columbia University, an active FABBS member.

The letter

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OSTP Director Outlines Bold Goals and Supports Basic Science

October 27, 2022

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, the newly confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, shared the aims of U.S. science and technology in her talk, ‘Achieving America’s Aspirations,’ on October 21. Her comments were followed by a fireside chat with Sudip Parikh, chief executive officer of American Association for the Advancement of Science, who hosted the event. 

Dr. Prabhakar spoke about the possibility of a better tomorrow, reflecting

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Endless Frontiers Symposium Charts Ambitious Path for Science

October 27, 2022

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), in collaboration with the Kavli Foundation and SLOAN Foundation, hosted the “Endless Frontier Symposium 2022: Research and Higher Education Institutions for the Next 75 Years” on September 22nd. The event built upon a similar convening in February 2020 and brought together a diverse group of experts to discuss how leading research institutions must optimize their work to meet the complex challenges of

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NASEM SEAN Holds Fall Symposium 

October 27, 2022 

Earlier this month, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) brought together behavioral and social scientists, state and local decision makers, and non-profit organizations that support them to reflect on the effectiveness of the Society Experts Action Network and to consider future ways for SEAN to facilitate the incorporation of the behavioral and social sciences into decision making. SEAN, with support from the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate

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