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Federal Research, Funding, and Policy

Learn about the federal institutes and agencies that support research and training for psychological scientists.

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Scientists doing basic studies of human brain win longer reprieve from clinical trials reporting rule

U.S. scientists who challenged a new rule that would require them to register their basic studies of the human brain and behavior in a federal database of clinical trials have won another reprieve. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, says it now understands why some of that kind of research won’t easily fit the format of ClinicalTrials.gov, and the agency has delayed for the reporting requirements for another 2 years.

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New Report Illustrates Impact of Evidence on Policy

A new report titled “Evidence Works: Cases Where Evidence Meaningfully Informed Policy” presents 20 case studies describing instances in which evidence was used for government policymaking at the federal, state and local levels, and where policymaking processes were designed to incorporate evidence. More