Social and Behavioral Sciences in Action (SBSIA) is an initiative of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. Its goal is to raise awareness of the vitality, validity, and value of the social and behavioral sciences to the scientific enterprise, to public policy, and to the nation’s well-being, and to distill lessons for future priorities for the field. The initiative will highlight ways these sciences can help identify solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing challenges to research, policy, and practice. SBSIA will provide timely, relevant information to a range of audiences–government agencies, Congress, scientists, universities and others–through public events and educational activities.

Activities include: