National Academy of Sciences

A Behavioral Scientist’s Take on the Dangers of Self-Censorship in Science
Interview
February 14, 2024

A Behavioral Scientist’s Take on the Dangers of Self-Censorship in Science

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Workshop: Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations
Event
January 5, 2024

Workshop: Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations

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Watch The Lecture: The ‘E’ In Science Stands For Equity
News
November 1, 2023

Watch The Lecture: The ‘E’ In Science Stands For Equity

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National Academies’s Committee On Law And Justice Seeks Experts
Infrastructure
August 21, 2023

National Academies’s Committee On Law And Justice Seeks Experts

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NAS Announces Committee Studying Misinformation on Science

NAS Announces Committee Studying Misinformation on Science

The National Academies’ Board on Science Education announced a committee for a new consensus study focused on understanding and addressing misinformation about science. The study aims to “will identify solutions to limit its spread and provide guidance on interventions, policies, and research toward reducing harms caused from misinformation.”

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Report Highlights the Potential Uses of Ontologies in Behavioral Sciences

Report Highlights the Potential Uses of Ontologies in Behavioral Sciences

Ways of thinking about knowledge have proliferated academic discussions for centuries, providing insights into how to maximize potential impacts. Ontologies, or the […]

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Breakthrough Prize Foundation Announces Donation to International Group Seeking to Aid Ukrainian Researchers

Breakthrough Prize Foundation Announces Donation to International Group Seeking to Aid Ukrainian Researchers

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced a $3 million donation to a group of scientific organizations aiming to rebuild global scientific infrastructure in Ukraine on Oct. 24. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Polish Academy of Sciences will lead the organizations, which will include groups from Ukraine, Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France and Australia.

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CNSTAT Report Emphasizes the Need for a National Data Infrastructure

CNSTAT Report Emphasizes the Need for a National Data Infrastructure

In the recent report, “Toward a 21st Century National Data Infrastructure: Mobilizing Information for the Common Good,” by the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the importance of national data infrastructure is emphasized.

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Event: Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of DBASSE’s Founding

Event: Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of DBASSE’s Founding

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding on October 13-14 with virtual discussions of the division’s past achievements and future missions.

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Who Actually Makes Use of Open Access Research? We Looked at US National Academies Reports

Who Actually Makes Use of Open Access Research? We Looked at US National Academies Reports

Drawing on a dataset covering over a million user comments about their use of US National Academies consensus study reports, Ameet Doshi, Diana Hicks, Matteo Zullo and Omar I. Asensio find widespread use of open research in the public sphere.

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DBASSE Director to Retire, Sparking Hunt for Replacement

DBASSE Director to Retire, Sparking Hunt for Replacement

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has begun the search for a new executive director for the National Research Council’s […]

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DBASSE Event Focused on Social Science Responses to COVID’s Challenges

DBASSE Event Focused on Social Science Responses to COVID’s Challenges

An online seminar hosted by the NAS’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education featured a series of presentations on what can we do to lessen, reverse and even thrive in the face of changes wrought by the pandemic.

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