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Winter 2013 News from BBCSS

 

BBCSS Winter 2013 NewsletterFind 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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Recent Events

Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Public Briefing
January 31, 2014

Members of the committee discussed the key messages of its report in a public forum.  

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Upcoming Events

May 29-30, 2014: BBCSS Bi-Annual Meeting
Location: Keck Center, Room 106, 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 
 
Recent Reports

Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Common Rule Consensus Cover LThis new report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, is the product of a consensus study to inform the efforts of the federal government in revising regulations (the “Common Rule”) that protect human participants in research.


New Video Available based on the report!

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This report will be featured in a Presidential Session at the upcoming AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Friday, April 4
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Convention Center/200 Level, 201A


New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individual and Groups: Workshop Summary

Assessing Individuals CoverLThis new report explores the answers to questions on making efficient and accurate assessments of large pools of job applicants, measuring individual performance potential, as well as creating group compositions to maximize collective capacity to perform. The report focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to individual and group testing in a wide range of assessment settings and conditions. It provides up-to-date information on measurement science in a number of areas as well as addressing ethical considerations.

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