OBSSR Ideascale.com graphic
Stay Connected - Sign up for our newsletter and email updates
Slide thumbnailBanner for OBSSR Director's Webinar Series: The Eureka Research Platform: A Resource for Mobilizing Research, held on Monday, May 14, 2019, presented by Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, M.D.
Slide thumbnailBanner Image for Director's Blog - Accomplishments of the Behavioral and Social Sciences - Let's Generate a Comprehensive List
Slide thumbnailPhoto of older woman sitting on chair looking out the window, associated with April 2019 research spotlight article on social isolation - associations with physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Photo of neighborhood of houses, associated with April 2019 research spotlight article on predicting the health risks of adverse childhood experiences; it's complicated.
Photo of pack of cigarettes with one sticking out, associated with April 2019 research spotlight article called 'Can genetics determine your cigarette preference? African Americans and menthol cigarette use.
Slide thumbnail12th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors rotator image
Research Support
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) supports behavioral and social sciences research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by coordinating and/or participating on funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and by providing co-funding to NIH Institutes and Centers that support this research.
Training
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) recognizes the importance of training behavioral and social scientists. OBSSR supports this goal through scientific stewardship, particularly in developing the scientific talent and skills needed to advance health-related behavioral and social sciences.
Events
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) organizes and supports various events that enhance OBSSR’s strategic plan and the NIH mission. Events listed include those organized or supported by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
 

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

OUR MISSION

  • Enhance the impact of health-related behavioral and social sciences research

  • Coordinate behavioral and social sciences research conducted or supported by the NIH and integrate these sciences within the larger NIH research enterprise

  • Communicate health-related behavioral and social sciences research findings to various stakeholders within and outside the federal government

    Download 2017 - 2021 Strategic Plan  Download PDF (997 KB)

Close