Happy anniversary to the Consortium of Social Science Associations

Scientists and policymakers paid tribute to COSSA’s important thirty years of commitment to supporting research in the behavioral and social science disciplines

The American Psychological Association was a founding member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) in 1981. It was a time when the behavioral and social sciences desperately needed more advocacy muscle. COSSA has been an indispensable partner to APA over the past thirty years, with its staff taking leadership positions in many important advocacy coalitions (including the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, the Coalition for National Science Funding, the Coalition to Promote Research, and the Coalition for the Advancement of Health Through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research) that lobby for research funding and policies that promote responsible science. 

At its annual meeting on November 3 -4, 2011, scientists and policymakers paid tribute to COSSA’s important thirty years of commitment to supporting research in the behavioral and social science disciplines. Leaders including APA’s Norman Anderson, NSF Director Subra Suresh and U.S. Rep. David Price shared their insights. You can read more about the program online. Thanks from APA’s Science Government Relations Office, and happy anniversary to our close collaborators Howard Silver, Angela Sharpe, and all the COSSA members!