More ways to share Nebraska research successes

News for Researchers

Posted June 14, 2019 by Liz Banset

Nebraska researchers in the social and behavioral sciences have two new avenues to ensure their work gets the national attention it deserves. Faculty, colleagues, collaborators and students are all encouraged to share their successes with others.

NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is seeking contributions of examples of advances in the social and behavioral sciences that have had noteworthy effects on human health and healthcare. OBSSR is seeking as broad a list as possible — achievements do not need to have been funded by NIH or represent recent advances.

The project is hosted on a crowdsourcing platform that will allow anyone to contribute an idea or vote on the best submissions. Submissions will be accepted through July 31.

The Consortium of Social Science Associations is asking members of the social science community to submit success stories that showcase the positive impact of the social and behavioral sciences on all aspects of life. COSSA uses tangible examples from the social and behavioral sciences to make the case that federal investment in these fields is a wise use of taxpayer dollars, and that such research yields results that make the nation and world healthier, safer and more prosperous.

Types of stories COSSA is seeking include descriptions of advances in research, accounts of how social science is being used effectively in the community, and anecdotes about educational experiences or teachers who shaped one’s social science career trajectory. COSSA is accepting stories online. There is no submission deadline.

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