News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Short-Term CR Likely »
Both the House and Senate are working toward a short-term CR to fund the government, and on Friday, February 25, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee released details of a CR that would fund the government for two weeks.
- OppNet Funding Uncertain »
Barely into its second year, funding for OppNet, a five-year initiative to advance research in basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR) relevant to NIH’s mission, remains uncertain.
- OBSSR Co-Sponsors New Summer Institute on mHealth »
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH is co-sponsoring the first-ever summer workshop on mobile health on June 20-24, 2011, in San Diego, California.
- National Academy of Education Elects Eleven New Members »
Eleven leaders in education were elected to membership in the National Academy of Education "for their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development."
- Deficit Reduction Talks to Set Stage for Decades »
Congress returns today from a two-week recess, and much of its attention will turn to plans to reduce budget deficits and raise the country’s debt ceiling.
- NIH Announces Fiscal Policy for FY 2011 Grant Awards »
With passage of the final FY 2011 spending bill now complete, NIH recently announced how it will implement the 1% spending cut for FY 2011 grant awards.
- OBSSR Releases Report on STEM Education Workshop »
The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) released a report on Behavioral and Social in STEM Education that summarizes discussions held by numerous STEM education stakeholders during a workshop on the NIH campus on July 13, 2010.
- Details Emerge on Final Spending Bill for FY 2011 »
At long last, the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the White House were able to reach agreement on a final measure to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011.
- 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.
- President’s Bioethics Commissions Seeks Comments on Human Research Protections »
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues requests public comment on federal and international standards for protecting the health and well-being of participants in federally-supported research.
- Agreement on Spending Cuts Slipping As Preparations Begin for Possible Government Shutdown »
The White House and Congressional leaders met today, April 5, to reach agreement on how much to cut government spending for the remainder of the fiscal year and avoid a government shutdown. The meeting ended without the two parties reaching a deal.