The NIH Clinical Trials Issue (continued): A good try but we still have a problem

The NIH has posted a new version of Case 18. If that sentence means nothing to you, you might want to visit my post from last week, “Basic research can be open and transparent without being a clinical trial” in which I summarized the problem with the NIH’s plan to label much of human behavioral […]

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Basic research can be open and transparent without being a clinical trial

I would not classify most of my experiments as clinical trials, but now, under NIH rules that become effective in 2018, much of my work along with a significant portion of basic human behavioral research will be classified as clinical trials. This change is motivated by worthy goals but, in its current form, it has […]

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#goCRPI: A note from the Editor in Chief

(Editor in Chief: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications) Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) is a new journal with ambitions. Not only do we want to publish first-rate cognitive research, we want to change the standard way that our discipline thinks about basic and applied research. The standard view is dichotomous: Is your research basic, […]

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Join us in Pasteur’s Quadrant as Psychonomics launches a new journal

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications Join us in Pasteur’s Quadrant The Psychonomic Society has launched a new journal,Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI…. pronounced “creepy” …but in a nice way). I am delighted to be the founding editor. Let me tell you what you need to know about this venture: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications will publish […]

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US National Institute on Aging is updating their strategic plan

Our partners at FABBS (Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences) have brought to our attention this notice from the US National Institute on Aging. They are updating their strategic plan. If you are an aging researcher (and aren’t we all?), you may want to have some input into that plan. Here is your […]

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