FABBS: Video contest submissions due May 15

Dear Behavioral and Social Science Researcher,

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is turning 20 this year! To help us celebrate, we are asking you to submit a video that showcases your research work. The best videos will be featured at the OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium on June 25th, at Natcher Conference Center and on our website throughout 2015.


  • Length: 60 to 90 seconds
  • QuickTime/MOV, WMV, MPEG or AVI format and YouTube compatible
  • No larger than 50 MB
  • Must be 508 compliant.

Information on 508 Compliance: http://webstandards.hhs.gov/standards/7

  • Captioned with an available transcription file
  • Free of content that may violate any copyright laws
  • Release forms for all people featured in the video must be obtained (if applicable).

Steps to submit your video:

  1. Send your Intent to Submit a Video. Email Tara Turner: tara.turner@nih.gov. DEADLINE: April 15, 2015.
  2. Upload your video to YouTube.
  3. Send us a link to your video: obssrnews@mail.nih.gov  DEADLINE: May 15, 2015.


Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015.

Put all your effort into a making a smashingly ingenious submission and have fun!  There are a few criteria that OBSSR staff will use to make their selections, including relevance to the behavioral and social sciences research, compliance with all aforementioned specifications, significance and impact of the research featured, and quality of the video.


Erica L. Spotts at 301.594.2105 or spottse@od.nih.gov 

Tara Turner at 301.496.5594 or tara.turner@nih.gov

Upcoming Events

OBSSR Turns 20! #OBSSRat20

Celebrate with us June 23 – 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

8th Matilda White Riley Award and Lecture in Behavioral and Social Sciences

2015 Awardees

Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University

Dr. Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania

Time: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Location: Lipsett Auditorium, Building 10

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Define Your Career in Behavioral and Social Sciences

Futures in Behavioral and Social Science: Training and Career Trajectories

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Porter Neuroscience Building 35A

Featuring leaders from foundations, professional and research societies, think tanks, NIH institutes, international organizations, advocacy organizations and more.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium

Healthy Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences

Time: 7:30 am -5:00 pm

Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45

Isabel M. Estrada-Portales, Ph.D., M.S.

Communications Specialist

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 

National Institutes of Health

31 Center Drive, B1-C19

Bethesda, MD 20892-2027


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