The OBSSR encourages basic and applied behavioral and social sciences research through involvement, coordination, and participation in NIH-wide funding opportunity announcements.
NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORTER)
NIH RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a database of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding. To find behavioral and social sciences-related items, type "behavior," "social science," or other related terms in the Text Search box provided.
The OBSSR does not award grants, but it provides funding support to the NIH Institutes and Centers via its co-funding program. Through this program, OBSSR assists the NIH Institutes and Centers in supporting rigorous behavioral and social science research consistent with the OBSSR Strategic Plan.
BSSR Clinical Trials
The Protocol Template for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is a resource for communicating the science, methods, and operations of a clinical trial. This template is a suggested format for clinical trials that are testing a behavioral or social intervention or experimental manipulation. Use of the protocol template is encouraged but not required.
Reports and Publications
OBSSR supports reports and research resources, independently and in partnership with other agencies, to communicate with the public and the research community and stimulate important areas behavioral and social science research.