NASEM Seeking Committee Members for Study on Ontology Development and Use

APS-cosponsored project seeks expertise of behavioral scientists

In cosponsorship with APS, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is initiating a consensus study on developing a shared ontology for behavioral and social sciences research. NASEM is looking for psychological scientists and others to serve on the committee that will oversee this study.

According to NASEM, it is not uncommon to find the same term used to describe multiple things in the field of behavioral science. Because of this, APS and NASEM find it crucial to develop a shared ontology for behavioral scientists so that research can be understood and utilized uniformly.

NASEM’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) will oversee the work of this committee, which will consist of 15 experts who will meet five times over the course of the 21 month-long project.

NASEM requests that nominations be submitted by September 25, 2020.

Click here to submit your nomination to serve on the NASEM study “Accelerating Social and Behavioral Science Through Ontology Development and Use.”

If you are willing, also let APS know about your nomination by writing Andy DeSoto, APS Director of Government Relations, at:

For more information, click here. APS will continue to keep members apprised as this important study develops.

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