Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
The much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was just released on September 2, 2015. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looks forward to reviewing the new proposals and was pleased to see that the revisions were made in light of the committee's recommendations (NPRM, pg. 34).
In July 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a general overhaul of the Common Rule to more effectively protect research participants and promote important research. Scores of organizations commented on these proposed changes. The Academies were charged with examining the proposed changes as they applied to the behavioral and social sciences and offering recommendations for how to clarify, adapt, and implement them. The committee's report was published in December 2014.
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August 3rd Meeting Now Available
The meeting featured perspectives from new sponsor, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, and presentations by committee members, and guests.
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The public discussion was held on June 30, 2015. Members of the committee writing the report, Measuring Human Capabilities, gave an overview of the report and its key messages.
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May 2015 News from BBCSS
Find out more about recent and upcoming activities of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences in the latest edition of our newsletter.
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BBCSS is in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the National Research Council, the operating arm of The National Academies.
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
October 8, 2015
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Keck Center Room 101
500 5th Street, NW
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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science
This report synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling a science team; leadership, education, and professional development for science teams and groups. The report offers public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers.
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Measuring Human Capabilities: An Agenda for Basic Research on the Assessment of Individual and Group Performance for Military Accession
This report examines promising emerging theoretical, technological, and statistical advances that could provide scientifically valid new approaches and measurement capabilities to assess human capabilities.
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