This congressionally mandated study will explore the extent of reproducibly and replication issues in scientific and engineering research and review current activities to improve reproducibly and replication, highlighting examples of good practices.
As the first ever decadal survey of the social and behavioral sciences, this study will identify opportunities that are poised to contribute significantly to the intelligence community's analytic responsibilities in support of national security.
This study is an evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative, a Department of Defense program that supports social science research to improve our understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape the world.
BBCSS 20th Anniversary Talks Now Available Online!
BBSS held a symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Board's existence last fall. Keynote speakers included David Brooks of the New York Times and outstanding scholars, some who currently serve on the board and others from previous terms. You can now watch the interesting and often visionary presentations made during the event in DC.
Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer's Disease
This publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a June 2017 workshop that examined how personality, social engagement, and educational attainment are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Participants discussed mechanisms that may underlie these associations and research strategies to further understanding of the pathways through which social and behavioral factors affect the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease.
Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: Proceedings of a Summit (2017)
In order to understand how knowledge from science can be directed and applied to help the intelligence community fulfill its critical responsibilities, BBCSS has launched a 2-year survey of the social and behavioral sciences. To kick-off this project, a summit designed to highlight cutting-edge research and identify future directions for research was held in October 2016. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the summit.