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COSSA Washington Update

COSSA Washington Update

To keep its constituency informed, the Consortium produces a biweekly newsletter, the COSSA Washington Update, that covers:

  • Federal policies and debates relevant to social and behavioral scientists
  • Sources of federal support for research
  • The administration’s funding request for each fiscal year in a special budget issue
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Archived COSSA Washington Update

Volume 33 Index


April 7, 2014 Volume 33 Issue 6

  • COSSA's Analysis of the President's FY 2015 Budget Request for Social and Behavioral Science
  • Obama Science Advisor, Science Committee Members Defend Social and Behavioral Science at House Hearing
  • NIH Officials Testify Before House Appropriations Subcommittee; Social and Behavioral Science Research Discussed
  • Senator Harkin Chairs Last NIH Hearing; Laments the Agency's Funding Status
  • More than 130 House Members Request $7.5 Billion for NSF in FY 2015
  • France Cordova Sworn in as NSF Director; Next SBE Assistant Director Named
  • AAAS Congressional Briefing: R&D Spending in the FY 2015 Budget Request
  • NSF Issues Dear Colleague on Youth Violence Research

March 10, 2014 Volume 33 Issue 5

  • President Releases Preliminary Details of FY 2015 Budget Request
  • House Science Committee Leaders Introduce Competing NSF Authorization Bills
  • NSTC's Neuroscience Working Group Releases Priorities for Accelerating Neuroscience Research
  • NSF Releases S&E Indicators 2014 State Data Tool
  • OBSSR Conference Held on Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building Bridges
  • NCHS Finds Significant Drop in Obesity Rate for Young Children
  • AHRQ Data Demonstrates Regional Variation in Emergency Room Use
  • Congressional Briefing on the Connection between Criminology, Research and Public Policy - March 24
  • Advocates Urge Adequate Funding for BLS

February 24, 2014 Volume 33 Issue 4

  • Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Set Deadlines for Submitting Testimony
  • National Science Board Briefs Congress on 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators
  • Senate Homeland Security Committee Discusses Preparing for Extreme Weather Events
  • Congressman Rush Holt, Leading Voice on Higher Education and Research, Announces Retirement
  • Mikulski Visits NIH
  • NCS Advisory Committee Discusses Study's Framework
  • NIH Council of Councils Meets: Discusses Possible New Common Fund Initiatives, Science Education Partner Awards
  • AHRQ Seeks Public Comment on Cost Reporting in Health
  • NCHS Releases Summary of 2012 National Health Interview Survey
  • Registration Open for May CNSF Hill Exhibition
  • NRC Workshop Tackles Returning Results of Genomic Research for NCHS
  • NIH: Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions
  • NIH: Empirical Research on Ethical Issues Related to Central IRBs and Consent for Research Using Clinical Records and Data
  • NIJ: Proposals Solicited for Research on Gangs, Children Exposed to Violence, Elder Exploitation and Policing
  • NIJ: New Solicitation for Proposals for Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
  • Acting NIJ Director Addresses ACJS Conference

February 10, 2014 Volume 33 Issue 3

  • House and Senate Education Committees Hold Hearings on Early Childhood Education
  • President's FY 2015 Budget Request Delayed until March
  • National Science Board Releases 2014 Science & Engineering Indicators
  • Institute for Education Science's Oversight Board Meets
  • NIH's First Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Announced
  • NIH Director Discusses Budgets, Scientific Breakthroughs and Reproducibility with Council of Councils
  • Renewal of Science of Behavior Change Common Fund Initiative Discussed at NIH Council of Councils Meeting
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Requests Nominations for Academic Research Council
  • NRC Panel Discusses Implications of New Common Rule Consensus Study
  • Friends of AHRQ Celebrates the Agency's 15th Anniversary
  • Science and Human Rights Coalition Focuses on Disability Rights
  • Brookings Forum Evaluates the Safety Net during the Recession
  • Senator Warren Named Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • COSSA Thanks Appropriators for BEA Funding

January 27, 2014 Volume 33 Issue 2

  • Analysis of the FY 2014 Omnibus & Implications for Social and Behavioral Science
  • Consolidated Appropriations Act Mandates Open Access for HHS and Education Agencies
  • Homeland Security Committee Examines Conference and Travel Expenses
  • Joint Economic Committee Holds Hearing on Income Inequality
  • Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on TRIO and GEAR UP Programs
  • NIH National Children's Study Issues Request for Information
  • OSTP Seeks Input on "Pull Mechanisms" for Technologies that Improve Learning Outcomes
  • New NCHS Reports on Asian Population Health and Use of Infertility Services
  • Save the Date: CNSF Capitol Hill Exhibition & Reception is May 7
  • NIH: Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS
  • LSA Releases First State of Linguistics in Higher Education Report
  • C-FARE Highlights the Importance of Fruit and Vegetable Market Data
  • COSSA Joins COPAFS on Letter in Support of Business Data Compatibility
  • COSSA and APSA Weigh in on Successful Efforts to Protect Political Science Funding

January 13, 2014 Volume 33 Issue 1

  • From the Director
  • Congress Nears Final Resolution on FY 2014 Appropriations; Preview of Second Session Activities
  • Philip E. Bourne Named NIH Associate Director for Data Science
  • Departments of Justice and Commerce Announce Appointees to National Commission on Forensic Science
  • NIH SMRB Approves Draft Report on Approaches to Assess the Value of Biomedical Research Supported by NIH
  • NIH SMRB to Address Ways to Optimize STEM Programs and Initiatives
  • NCHS Releases Data on Youth Physical Activity from First Assessment in 20 Years
  • NRC Releases Report on Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • IOM Workshop Assesses State of Obesity Solutions
  • Cato Institute Discusses the Research on Preschool Education
  • AERA Grants Program Accepting Proposals
  • Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction
  • National Institute of Justice Seeks Proposals in Policing and Crime Research
  • NASW/CSEW Briefing on Understanding the Intersection of Poverty, Child Abuse and Neglect*