NAS report on the SBE sciences for NSF

At the request of the National Science Foundation the National Academies have produced a report on “The Value of Social,Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities.” It makes interesting reading.


The report offers recommendations to better enable SBE research to meet the nation’s priorities—for example, urging NSF to undertake a strategic planning process to articulate the most important scientific questions in SBE disciplines and to prepare the next generation of scientists to be more data intensive, interdisciplinary, and team oriented. NSF should also undertake more systematic efforts to communicate the results and value of the SBE research it supports.


The AAPA will be involved, along with the other relevant academic associations, in the strategic planning process. In the meantime, please let us have any ideas about how the AAPA can help in communicating the results and value of our research.


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