BSSR News - Archived Posts

Archived announcements from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as archived stories in the news about OBSSR.

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A new quick turn-around opportunity for administrative supplements has been published today. As part of NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long Term (HEAL) Initiative, NIH will support supplements to current HEAL awards to address the challenges for peop…
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers with existing longitudinal cohorts and survey samples have been developing and fielding new survey items assessing various COVID-19 specific domains such as symptoms, knowledge and attitudes, adherence t…
The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is seeking broad public input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). Today (February 18), OBSSR released a RFI seeking your inpu…
OBSSR has begun a series of visits to intramural researchers, programs, and branches; has participated in the NIH Bench-to-Bedside Program awards since 2009; and is developing a standardized process for intramural programs to request funding supp…
OBSSR announces the recipients of the R25 short courses on innovative methodologies and approaches in the behavioral and social sciences.
Psychological scientists have a ripe opportunity to train at the leading medical research agency in the United States. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is leading several high-profile initiatives, including the Cancer Moonshot, the All of Us p…
Launched on April 2, 2013, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is a large-scale, trans-agency effort aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain through accelerating technology develo…
OBSSR was created by Congress in 1993 and is responsible for coordinating the health-relevant behavioral and social sciences and identifying challenges and opportunities to advance these sciences at the NIH. The Office recently issued a Request for I…
For more than five decades, NICHD has provided both national and international leadership for research involving children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. In the fields of developmental biology, reproductive health, child development, p…
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and to apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. To achieve this mission, the NIH substantially invests in…