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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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NIH Council of Councils Holds Spring Meeting

On May 20 and 21, the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) convened for  two days of presentations including many of particular importance to behavioral and cognitive science communities.  

Dr. William Riley, Director of Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), delivered a report, “Trans-NIH Research Opportunities in the Basic Behavioral and Social

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NASEM Workshop Explores Culture of Data Management and Sharing

On April 28 – 29, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted a workshop for researchers, institutions, and funders to examine strategies to promote effective data management and sharing. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the workshop also sought to assess stakeholder preparedness for implementation of the agency’s final policy for data management and sharing for all NIH-funded research beginning January 25, 2023. Maryann

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FABBS Submits Comments on NIH UNITE Initiative

May 5, 2021

Last month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis S. Collins announced the UNITE initiative to identify short-term and long-term actions to end structural racism and improve the diversity and inclusion of talent within the NIH scientific workforce. 

UNITE is named for five separate, but coordinating objective-based committees: 

Committee U – Understanding stakeholder experiences through listening and

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