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Sunday, October 26, 2014 
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   DBASSE - TOPICS

Aging

Behavior and Cognition

Children, Youth, and Families

Defense and National Security

Economy and the Workforce

Education

Humans, Systems, and Technologies

Law, Crime, and Justice

National Surveys and Statistics

Population and Demography

Research Quality and Use

Society and the Environment

Testing and Assessment


Current Projects

Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey
An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to address priority technical issues for the American Community Survey (ACS) as the survey enters its next decade. The panel will consider how the Census Bureau...

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Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals
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Attracting and Retaining Students to Complete 2- and 4-year Undergraduate Degrees in STEM

 

Under the auspices of the Board on Science Education (in collaboration with the National Academy of Engineering, the Teacher Advisory Council, the Board on Life ciences,...

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Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration

The study will explore the causes of the dramatic increases in incarceration rates since the 1970s, the costs and benefits of the nation's current sentencing and incarceration policies, and whetherthere...

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Committee for the Five Year (2009-2013) Summative Evaluation of the District of Columbia Public Schools

The National Research Council (NRC) will establish an ad-hoc committee to write a comprehensive five-year summative evaluation report for Phase Two of the initiative to evaluate the District of Colmbia’s...

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Mine Safety: Essential Components of Self-Escape
An ad-hoc committee will be appointed to identify and synthesize the literature relevant to understanding “self-escape” in the context of mine safety. The committee will review literature in areas...

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Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market: Collection and Analysis of the International Experience

An ad hoc committee will conduct a study and prepare a report that will assess the scope of the international illicit tobacco market, including demand, structure, volume, varations...

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Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
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Communicating Chemistry in Informal Settings
The proposed activity will characterize current efforts to communicate chemistry in informal settings and draw on existing research in order to develop a framework for effective communication.  This...

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Developing A New National Survey on Social Mobility

The NRC convened an ad-hoc panel charged with organizing an open workshop on the key decision points associated with launching a new national level survey of social mobility.The...

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Developing Assessment of Science Proficiency in K-12

The committee will make recommendations for strategies for developing assessments that validly measure student proficiency in science as laid out in the new K-12 science education framework. The comittee...

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Economic and Fiscal Impact of Immigration
An ad hoc committee consisting of the leading demographic, economic and fiscal experts in the United States will conduct a study and prepare a report on the economic and fiscal impact of immigration. ...

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Establishing and Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Laboratory Research
The National Research Council, through its Board on Chemical Science and Technology and Board on Human Systems Integration, will examine laboratory safety in chemical research in non-industrial...

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Exploring an Integrated Descriptive Data System for Teacher Preparation

BOTA conducted a planning meeting to explore the potential for one or more projects at the NRC for improving available data about teacher preparation, following up on a recomendation...

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Forum on Open Science
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One Year after Science's Grand Challenges in Education:
Professional Empowerment of STEM Teachers Through Education Policy and Decision Making

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Guidance on Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

The release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in April 2013 marked a shift to focusing on state adoption and implementation of science education standards. The ecessary...

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A Prioritized Plan to Implement a Developmental Approach in Juvenile Justice Reform

This committee is charged with assessing and prioritizing strategies and policies to effectively reform the juvenile justice system building on the recommendations from the 213...

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Learning Evolution through Human Examples
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Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U. S. Population
Phase II

This study builds on the report of the first study phase Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-term Impliations...

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Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives
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Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics
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Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics
A panel of the National Research Council will assess and make recommendations for the development of a modern set of crime measures in the United States and the best means for obtaining them. For...

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Policy Roundtable of the Behavioral and Social Sciences
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Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence

A new IOM/DBASSE study aims to develop a proposed public health research agenda to improve knowledge of the causes of gun violence, the interventions that prevent gun violence, and strategies to miimize...

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Public Access to Federally-Supported Research and Development Data and Publications: Two Planning Meetings

The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Public Law 111-358), calls for coordination of Federal science agency research and policies related to the dissemination and long-term stewarship...

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Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health
An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to assess the state of knowledge about the relationship of such factors as hours of driving, hours on duty, and periods of rest to the fatigue experienced by truck...

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Review and Evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Content and Design

An ad hoc committee will conduct an evaluation of the redesigned Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) of the U.S. Census Bureau. Begun in 1984, SIPP uniquely proides...

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Review of the 2010 Census
An ad hoc panel of experts will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the statistical methods and operational procedures for the 2010 census.  The panel will address, in particular, methods and...

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Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development

A steering committee established by the National Research Council will organize two workshops to examine the range of social and decision-making issues in risk characterization and governance relatd...

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Roundtable on the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Research

The social and behavioral sciences (SBS) have made major contributions to our daily lives—and they continue to play a critical role in addressing major policy issues. Te...

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The Roundtable on Crime Trends

The Roundtable discussions will focus on crime trends, such as the crime decline of the past 20 years, explore its policy and operations implications and relevance for futureprevention...

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Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Courts

In collaboration with the Committee on Science, Technology and the Law. Beginning in October 2013, an ad hoc committee was convened for a consensus study to critically assessthe...

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Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation

In February 2012, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization act for the FAA, entitled the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of2012...

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STEM Learning is Everywhere: A Convocation
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Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum

Under the auspices of the Board on Science Education, in collaboration with the Teacher Advisory Council, the committee* will identify the learning needs for teachers throughut...

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Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning: A Consensus Study
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Sustainability Science: Can Earth’s and Society’s Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?

An ad hoc committee, appointed under the auspices of DBASSE (BECS and CPOP) working together with DELS (BLS), will plan and conduct a public workshop that will feature invite...

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The Context of Military Environments: Social and Organizational Factors
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The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

The study will facilitate a more informed and fact-based discussion of the issues surrounding current immigration in the U.S. It will summarize what we know about how immigrats...

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The Science of Team Science

The NRC will conduct a consensus study on the science of team science to recommend opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of collaborative research in science teams, research centers, and instiutes....

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Panel on Reliability Growth Methods for Defense Systems
The present project on reliability growth methods is the latest in a series of studies at the National Research Council (NRC) on improving the statistical methods used in defense systems development...

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Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health

An ad hoc panel will conduct a study to assess the state of knowledge about the relationship of such factors as hours of driving, hours on duty, and periods of rest to the fatigue experienced by trck...

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Workshop on Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues

An ad hoc steering committee will organize a public workshop on issues involved in measuring research and development (R&D) expenditures and related topics, such as emploment...

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