News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- HHS Proposes Changes to Human Research Protection Regulations »
The federal government is seeking comments on how to improve protections for human research participants, while also facilitating research and reducing burdens on investigators.
- House Science Subcommittee Briefed on "Behavior Science and Security" »
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight invited Philip Rubin to describe the state of research in the behavioral and social sciences related to the evaluation of tools, techniques, and technologies used in security and the detection of deception.
- Science Café Highlights Research on Enhancing Children’s Learning »
Dr. Lauren Resnick (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Bruce McCandliss (Vanderbilt University) spoke at the FABBS Foundation's event on March 24, 2011, Enhancing Children’s Learning: Insights from Cognitive, Education, and Neuroscience Research.
- NSF Posts SBE 2020 White Papers »
NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate launched “SBE 2020” in August 2010 and recently posted submissions to its website.
- Appropriations Committees to Begin Cutting »
After a one-week recess to allow Members of Congress to spend time in their districts, the new House majority will get started in earnest on reducing non-security, discretionary spending.
- NSF Director Discusses Outlook for NSF in the New Year »
Subra Suresh, NSF’s new Director, met with numerous scientific society and university representatives on January 18, 2011, to share his thoughts on NSF’s direction and to answer questions.
- NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Makes Changes »
NIH is realigning and reorganizing its study sections to “reflect changes in the science.”
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- SAGE Publications Launches Social Science Blog »
SAGE Publications, a corporate affiliate of FABBS, has launched a new blog, Social Science Space.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Elizabeth and Robert Bjork »
Elizabeth Bjork, PhD and Robert Bjork, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) are now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- National Research Council Announces New Board »
The NRC's DBASSE recently announced that its Committee on Human-Systems Integration has been elevated to the status of a Board.
- NIMH Director, Thomas Insel, Blogs about Arizona Tragedy and Serious Mental Illness »
When a tragedy occurs like the shooting in Tucson this past weekend, all of us seek an explanation. While there remain many questions, a leading hypothesis is that the suspect has a serious mental illness.