The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on topical issues. FABBS regularly partners with NASEM to amplify their work, which helps shape sound policies, inform the public, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.
Accelerating Behavioral Science Through Ontology Development and Use
FABBS is proud to be a co-sponsor of the report. A committee of scholars and experts on ontological systems convened to investigate how behavioral scientists currently organize existing knowledge and the challenges and potential opportunities to improve the full integration of this knowledge across scientific disciplines as well as potential opportunities.
Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation
The new report examined the systemic barriers that individuals from minoritized racial and ethnic groups face in STEMM education and employment, contextualizing the unequal representation in STEMM in the backdrop of systemic racism in the United States. It emphasizes that the lack of diversity in STEMM organizations results in a loss of talent, innovation, and diverse perspectives. The report provides recommendations that leaders and gatekeepers can take to foster an accessible and supportive culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM organizations.
Ontologies play a crucial role in promoting open science by standardizing and organizing knowledge for easy accessibility and comprehension. Provided are resources designed to assist researchers and organizations interested in learning about how ontologies can improve scientific practices.
- Read Behavior Change Interventions: The Potential of Ontologies for Advancing Science and Practice, an article from Springer that provides a review of current efforts to create ontologies related to behavior change interventions and suggests future work.
- Read A Scoping Review of Ontologies Related to Human Behavior Change from Nature which identifies ontologies and explores the development and quality of them.
- Read Ontologies Relevant to Behaviour Change Interventions: A Method for Their Development from Welcome Open Research which describes the development of the Behavior Change Intervention Ontology and explains its rationale.
- Read NASEM’s Ontologies in the Behavioral Sciences Report for a description of how Ontologies function, how they support the sciences, and how to make them sustainable.
For more on Open Science, visit Understanding Open Science .