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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Research and Evaluation
Like most NRC boards, BOHSI and the committees under its oversight often assist funding agencies in developing research programs that will deliver the greatest societal benefit. This assistance can take the form of a review of the state of knowledge surrounding a particular issue, evaluation of an agency's activities, evaluation of an agency's research plan, and/or recommendations concerning significant research needs. Additionally, the Board's interdisciplinary positioning and high standing in academic circles allows committees to assemble diverse experts, both within their memberships and at workshops and events, in order to synthesize research in novel ways to address critical problems.


Related Reports
NIDRR_report_cover Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: NIDRR Grantmaking Processes and Products

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is a federal agency that supports research and development designed to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. The committee made recommendations as to how NIDRR could improve the quality of outputs through clarifying expectations and including bibliometric analysis as part of performance measurement.  ? Read more
Sociocultural Data Cover Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework: Workshop Summary

In 2009 the Office of Naval Research requested that the Board on Human-Systems Integration hold a workshop that would examine three of the critical issues associated with the military's use of sociocultural data for behavioral modeling: the types of data needed to provide the complete picture of the cultural terrain of a given region; the frameworks and databases in use by the military in analyses of sociocultural behavior; and the methods and tools that can be used to aggregate sociocultural data from disparate sources into a meaningful whole. ? Read more



Other Reports of Interest

External Evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Its GranteesLetter Report  (BOHSI)

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funds applied research and development to improve the lives and functioning of persons with disabilities. At the request of the... Read more

Enhancing Organizational Performance  (CBASSE)

Total quality management (TQM), reengineering, the workplace of the twenty-first century--the 1990s have brought a sense of urgency to organizations to change or face stagnation and decline, according... Read more

Emerging Needs and Opportunities for Human Factors Research  (BOHSI)

This book identifies areas that represent new needs and opportunities for human factors research in the coming decades. It is forward-looking, problem oriented, and selectively focused on national or... Read more

Learning, Remembering, BelievingEnhancing Human Performance  (CBASSE)

Can such techniques as sleep learning and hypnosis improve performance? Do we sometimes confuse familiarity with mastery? Can we learn without making mistakes? These questions apply in the classroom,... Read more

Human Factors Specialists'Education and UtilizationResults of a Survey  (BOHSI)

Does the education given by the nation's human factors graduate training programs meet the skill and knowledge needs of today's employers? Can the supply of trained human factors specialists be... Read more

In the Mind's EyeEnhancing Human Performance  (CBASSE)

The archer stands and pulls back the bow, visualizing the path of the arrow to the target. Does this mental exercise enhance performance? Can we all use such techniques to improve performance in our... Read more

Quantitative Modeling of Human Performance in Complex, Dynamic Systems  (BOHSI)

This book describes and evaluates existing models of human performance and their use in the design and evaluation of new human-technology systems. Its primary focus is on the modeling of system... Read more

Human Factors Research Needs for an Aging Population  (BOHSI)

This book describes the demographic, sociological, and ecological background of the aging society, identifies human factors problems associated with aging, summarizes currently relevant information,... Read more

Human Factors Research and Nuclear Safety  (BOHSI)

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Enhancing Human PerformanceIssues, Theories, and Techniques  (CBASSE)

In its evaluation, Enhancing Human Performance reviews the relevant materials, describes each technique, makes recommendations in some cases for further scientific research and investigation, and... Read more

Enhancing Human PerformanceBackground Papers, Social Processes  (CBASSE)

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Enhancing Human PerformanceBackground Papers, Stress Management  (CBASSE)

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Enhancing Human PerformanceBackground Papers, Improving Motor Performance  (CBASSE)

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Enhancing Human PerformanceBackground Papers, Learning During Sleep  (CBASSE)

Is it possible for people to register and retain what is said in their presence while they sleep? If it is possible, is the learning that takes place during sleep efficient enough to be of practical... Read more

Enhancing Human PerformanceBackground Papers, Issues of Theory and Methodology  (CBASSE)

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Mental Models in Human-Computer InteractionResearch Issues About What the User of Software Knows  (BOHSI)

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Research Needs for Human Factors  (BOHSI)

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