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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Upcoming Events

Open Session
BBCSS Fall 2019 Meeting

November 20, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 pm EST
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC

BBCSS logoThe session will feature a special presentation from member Jennifer Eberhardt, who will discuss the research that informed her recent book Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think and Do; reflections from John Haaga on his tenure at the National Institute on Aging; and a discussion of repositioning at the National Science Foundation by Marc Sebrechts and Steven Breckler.

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Future Biannual Meetings
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Keck Center

Spring Meeting 2020:
June 15-16, Washington, DC

Fall Meeting 2020: November 9-10, Washington, DC 


BBCSS is in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.




Recent Publications

Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative

Minerva CoverLReleased in October 2019, this report discusses the program's successes and challenges over its first decade of operation, and highlights ways to strengthen the program’s foundations and take advantage of opportunities for broadening its reach and usefulness.

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Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

RR small coverReleased in May 2019, this Consensus Study Report offers definitions of reproducibility and replicability and examines the factors that may lead to non-reproducibility and non-replicability in research. While reproducibility is straightforward and should generally be expected, replicability is more nuanced, and in some cases a lack of replicability can aid the process of scientific discovery. The report provides recommendations to researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders on steps they can take to improve reproducibility and replicability in science.

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A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Research Agenda for Advancing Intelligence Analysis

SBS Decadal coverLReleased in March 2019, this Consensus Study Report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences recommends that the intelligence community (IC) make sustained collaboration with researchers in the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) a key priority as it develops research objectives for the coming decade.

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