BSSR News - Archived Posts

Archived announcements from the OBSSR and NIH as well as archived stories in the news about OBSSR.

Archived BSSR News posts by Year

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The recently updated US National Institutes of Health clinical trials policies will apply broadly to studies involving experimental manipulations of humans. These studies will require registration and reporting in ClinicalTrials.gov, grant applicatio…
The Obesity Society (TOS) promotes, rewards, and encourages research in the field of obesity through its annual awards and grants program.
Good news for psychologists: Job prospects are strong, and an ever-growing number of Americans are being exposed to the discipline at all levels of education. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for psychologists overal…
Dr. Hunter serves on the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), the Opportunity Network for Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OppNet), the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC), and the Behavior and Environment subcomm…
Inadequate translation of research findings into practice is not unique to the behavioral and social sciences, but we do face unique challenges. Social and behavioral interventions do not have the extensive market-driven system and regulatory structu…
The National Institutes of Health is the world's biggest public funder of biomedical research, investing more than $32 billion each year—and a sizable amount of that money can be tapped by mental health and behavioral science researchers, especially…
NIH and its stakeholder community have for many years been concerned about the long-term stability of the biomedical research enterprise. Too many researchers vying for limited resources has led to a hypercompetitive environment. Many highly meritori…
The 21st Century Cures Act provides funding for key initiatives relevant to the behavioral and social sciences and includes administrative provisions that facilitate health research and increase the privacy protections of research participants. At ab…
Much has changed about the conduct of research in the past quarter century, including the expansion of biospecimen collection for genetics and various assays, the rapid proliferation of consumer technologies used to obtain research data, the increase…
Dr. Matilda White Riley (1911-2004) is a celebrated scientist and member of the National Academies of Sciences whose transformative work and leadership in the behavioral and social sciences at the NIH is honored annually by the Office of Behavioral a…