After being assigned to an academic externship at a unit in a London psychiatric hospital where violent and self-injurious patients were treated, Matthew Nock became interested in the question of why people intentionally harm themselves. Ever since that experience, Nock has pursued research to deepen scientific understanding of suicide and self-injury. His studies have approached self-injury behaviors from multiple angles to better understand how such behaviors develop, can be predicted, and prevented. Nock collaborated with Mahzarin Banaji to adapt the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to measure suicidal thoughts in teenagers.
NIH has issued a Request for Information asking the community to weigh in on a number of questions related to basic behavioral science, and NIH needs to hear from individual scientists like you that basic human subjects research should not be classified as clinical trials. More
The Forum @ DC brought together researchers from many disciplines to discuss how scientific research can be used to improve local, state, and national governments. More
In a recent blog post, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Michael Lauer, has cautioned researchers to submit clinical trial and non-clinical trial applications to NIH via the proper Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). His blog post provides additional information and advice regarding submitting grant proposals to NIH in 2018. More