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Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability  (CNSTAT)
2014

A high percentage of defense systems fail to meet their reliability requirements. This is a serious problem for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as well as the nation. Those systems are not only... Read more


Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion: Measuring Dimensions of Social Capital to Inform Policy  (CNSTAT)
2014

People's bonds, associations and networks - as well as the civil, political, and institutional characteristics of the society in which they live - can be powerful drivers affecting the quality of life... Read more


Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration  (SSB,ASEB,CNSTAT)
2014

The United States has publicly funded its human spaceflight program on a continuous basis for more than a half-century, through three wars and a half-dozen recessions, from the early Mercury and... Read more


Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss: A Workshop Report  (CNSTAT)
2014

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service's (ERS) Food Availability Data System includes three distinct but related data series on food and nutrient... Read more


Issues in Returning Individual Results from Genome Research Using Population-Based Banked Specimens, with a Focus on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2014

Population surveys traditionally collect information from respondents about their circumstances, behaviors, attitudes, and other characteristics. In recent years, many surveys have been collecting not... Read more


The National Children's Study 2014: An Assessment  (CNSTAT,BOCYF,IOM)
2014

The National Children's Study (NCS) was authorized by the Children's Health Act of 2000 and is being implemented by a dedicated Program Office in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child... Read more


Estimating the Incidence of Rape and Sexual Assault  (CNSTAT)
2014

The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) measures the rates at which Americans are victims of crimes, including rape and sexual assault, but there is concern... Read more


Science of Science and Innovation Policy: Principal Investigators' Conference Summary  (CNSTAT)
2014

The National Science Foundation developed the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program (SciSIP) in 2006 to fund basic and applied research that bears on and can help guide public- and... Read more


Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in the Behavioral and Social Sciences  (BBCSS,CNSTAT,CPOP,HSP)
2014

Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in the Behavioral and Social Sciences examines how to update human subjects protections regulations so that they effectively... Read more



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