White House Office of Science & Technology Policy briefs social and behavioral science community

Philip Rubin, PhD, OSTP’s principal assistant director for science, discussed the need for continued engagement from scientific societies as the issue of budget sequestration looms again this spring

On Jan. 10, high-level scientists from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) briefed APA Science Government Relations staff and colleagues on a broad range of issues relevant to the social and behavioral science community. Philip Rubin, PhD, OSTP’s principal assistant director for science, convened the meeting to update representatives from scientific associations on the administration’s neuroscience initiative; OSTP priority areas for the new term related to scientific innovation, infrastructure, education and workforce diversity; and the need for continued engagement from scientific societies as the issue of budget sequestration looms again this spring.

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