Advocacy On Behalf of the Sciences of Mind, Brain, and Behavior

In 2013, Congress is pushing for priority setting and accountability at science agencies.  How Congress, the Executive Branch, and scientists define and operationalize these terms may be at odds. Meanwhile, scientists are concerned that these efforts will undermine a world-class peer review process, set restrictions on science, and lead to the elimination of funding for individual grants and entire areas of science.  The documents below show some of this history.

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Updates on the NSF Reauthorization: "FIRST" Act

FABBS Statement Regarding FIRST Act (03/12/2014)»

CNSF Collaborative Letter to Chairman Lamar Smith on draft bill (12/19/2013) »