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HOT TOPIC is a series of occasional featured issue briefs written by COSSA staff offering insights into timely and crosscutting policy developments affecting the social and behavioral science community.


JANUARY 2020: Foreign Interference in the U.S. Research Enterprise & Policy Responses
OCTOBER 2017: New NIH “Clinical Trials” Definition to Impact Basic Social and Behavioral Science Research
JANUARY 2017: HHS Announces Final Changes to Human Subjects Research Regulations
AUGUST 2016: Reducing the Regulatory Burden on Federally-Funded Researchers
JUNE 2015: Scientific Organizations Reflect on Building “Trust in Science”