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On January 8, the National Research Council (NRC) Roundtable on the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Research convened its first meeting. Chaired by Arthur “Skip” Lupia from the University of Michigan, the Roundtable brings together a diverse set of stakeholders in the social and behavioral science community to discuss ways to improve public understanding of social science research as well as the research community’s understanding of the uses of research by various sectors, such as industry, military, or public health. Membership includes “those who create SBS research, those who use it, and those who know how to communicate about it.” Wendy Naus, Executive Director of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), made a presentation to the Roundtable at the meeting, setting the political context for social and behavioral science research, particularly in the Congress. The AAG is a COSSA member.

Courtesy COSSA Washington Update