The National Institutes of Health‘s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has published a strategic plan for fiscal years 2017-2021 that details scientific priorities and research challenges OBSSR looks to address.
NIH said Wednesday OBSSR aims to build on the coordination of basic and applied behavioral and social sciences research as well as update required research infrastructure, methods and measures.
OBSSR also plans to support the adoption of behavioral and social sciences research findings in health research and practice as part of the office’s strategic plan, NIH added.
The office seeks to communicate results from behavioral and social sciences research; coordinate and integrate related research efforts across NIH; train future behavioral and social science researchers; and assess the impact of behavioral and social sciences research.
OBSSR supports the creation of NIH-wide goals and research activities on the role of behavior in the etiology, course, prevention and treatment of disease.