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By Howard J. Silver | Published: February 1, 2017
Our Howard Silver looks over some of the personnel changes and rhetoric coming from the White House to see what lies down the road for U.S. government support of social and behavioral science and data collection.
By Social Science Space | Published: January 3, 2017
Ten years ago, the National Institute for Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research OBSSR started an annual event to commemorate the life of acclaimed gerontologist Matilda White Riley, who had died in 2004. In a rich career that saw her transition from market research to professorship at Rutgers and Bowdoin before joining NIH […]
By Social Science Space | Published: December 6, 2016
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the U.S. National institutes of Health has released a new strategic plan to exploit the synergies between behavior and health.
By Social Science Space | Published: June 16, 2015
The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, or OBSSR, opened on July 1, 1995, and later this month three days of events will mark that 20th anniversary at NIH’s Bethesda, Maryland campus
By Consortium of Social Science Associations | Published: November 3, 2014
NSF’s SBE Directorate Seeks to Fill Numerous Leadership Posts The Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation is seeking applicants for several leadership posts, including directors for two SBE divisions. The open positions include: Division Director, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, closes December 12 Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences, closes […]
By Social Science Space | Published: May 1, 2014
The head of the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is leaving that post to become the chief science officer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Robert M. Kaplan’s switch is effective Monday, when William T. Riley, chief of the Science of Research and Technology Branch, Behavioral Research […]
By SAGE | Published: April 11, 2013
Ziyad Marar argues that greater funding of the social sciences is needed, not less
By The Monkey Cage | Published: March 5, 2013
We study social science because social phenomena affect people’s lives in profound ways. If you want to start with Cantor’s focus—physical illness and death—then social phenomena are tremendously important.
By Tony Biglan | Published: May 30, 2012
We have reached a stage in the scientific understanding human behavior where very significant improvements in human wellbeing can be achieved.
By SAGE | Published: December 2, 2010
OppNet is the NIH’s Opportunity Network for basic behavioral and social science research grants. Dr William N. Elwood, OppNet’s Facilitator, kindly sent us this short interview about the network and applications to it. Please give our readers an overview of the aims of the OppNet initiative. Simply put, OppNet is a truly trans-NIH initiative to […]