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Presidential Column

Thoughts on the Future of Data Sharing

APS President Nancy Eisenberg warns that recent federal policy changes on scientific data sharing could threaten the quality of data, the privacy of research participants, and even the design of studies. ... More>


OPRE Grant Announcement: Family Strengthening Scholars

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services has recently published a discretionary research funding announcement. […]... More>


Learning to See Data


Presidential Column

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Institutional Review Boards

International efforts to protect the privacy of people participating in scientific studies have created considerable confusion among researchers, according to guest columnist Anthony E. Kelly, who says emerging regulations will add new complexities to data management and informed consent. ... More>


Cover Story

The Digital Lab

In the spirit of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the United States, the Observer pays its annual tribute to the latest innovations in psychological science methodology. This year, scientists share their experiences using social media, smartphones, open-source software, and other implements of the Internet age to broaden their data sets and speed up their analyses. ... More>