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With tight budgets and dramatic cuts in federal funding, can researchers realistically hope for government funding for their work? This was the topic of conversation at the Federal Funding for Basic Psychological Science Workshop, held Thursday in Chicago at the 24th APS Annual Convention. ... More>
Psychopharmacology is a part of many large research programs found in universities, government labs, and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The future of psychopharmacology looks bright. ... More>
The puzzle of human well-being has occupied scientists for centuries. In June, the Basic Behavioral & Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a forum to demonstrate how such large-scale biopsychosocial surveys can be useful tools in helping investigators to examine the life course trajectories of different aspects of well-being.... More>
Not long ago, NIH invited 250 of the best scientific minds from universities across the country to advise on how to start a $120–150 million research project. It ended ten years later in not such a usual way — even for Washington — with a major new initiative at NIH called OppNet, shorthand for Basic Behavioral Science Opportunity Network, the focus of the recent meeting. We both believe its results are going to change the face of health care. ... More>