The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) works to provide services, information, and support that can enhance the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of social and behavioral research at the University of Georgia.

COSSA Washington Updates

The Consortium of  Social Science Associations (COSSA) is an advocate for the research community, educating policy makers on the need for federal funding for research in the social and behavioral sciences. Check out the COSSA Handbook.

Why Social Science?COSSA’s Why Social Science blog showcases the importance of these investments.


November 14, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 22
House and Senate Release Bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill

October 31, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 21
COSSA Joins Societies in Requesting Changes to NIH Clinical Trial Policy

October 17, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 20
COSSA, SAGE Host Why Social Science? Congressional Briefing

October 3, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 19
New NIH “Clinical Trials” Definition to Impact Basic Social and Behavioral Science Research

September 19, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 18
House Passes Omnibus Spending Bill Along with Problematic NSF Amendment

September 5, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 17 | White House Outlines FY2019 R&D Budget Priorities, Emphasizes Role of Industry

August 8, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 16 | Senate CJS Bill Approved by Committee

July 25, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 15 | Congress Moves FY 2018 Spending Bills Ahead of August Recess

July 11, 2017 | Volume 36, Issue 14 | COSSA Member Spotlight on the University of Georgia & OIBR