[visionlist] FW: OBSSR Seeks Input on a Revised Behavioral and Social Science Research (BSSR) Definition

Horowitz, Todd (NIH/NCI) [E] todd.horowitz at nih.gov
Wed Jan 23 11:06:16 -04 2019

Forwarding this on behalf of Bill Riley; I figured the vision science community might like to have some input here:

NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) intended to gather broad public input on a revised definition of behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). The definition, originally developed in 1996 and updated periodically since then, is available on the OBSSR website: https://obssr.od.nih.gov/about/bssr-definition. The field has evolved significantly during the last two decades, and a more extensive update of the BSSR definition is needed to improve OBSSR's and NIH's ability to assess and monitor BSSR funding.  

The OBSSR invites input from behavioral and social science researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public.

The RFI is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-032.html.   

To ensure consideration, input must be submitted at https://obssr.ideascale.com by February 22, 2019. IdeaScale will also allow users to view and comment on others' input.   

Please direct all inquiries to:

Farheen Akbar, MPH
Telephone: 301-496-9165
Email: OBSSRNews at mail.nih.gov

Thank you,
William T. Riley, Ph.D., OBSSR Director

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