COSSA Advocacy Handbook

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2021 | Consortium of Social Science Associations Handbook for Social & Behavioral Science Research Advocacy

COSSA is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to promote sustainable federal funding for and widespread use of social and behavioral science research and federal policies that positively impact the conduct of research. COSSA serves as a united voice for a broad, diverse network of organizations, institutions, communities, and stakeholders who care about a successful and vibrant social science research enterprise. The COSSA membership includes professional and disciplinary associations, scientific societies, research centers and institutes, U.S. colleges and universities, and organizations representing various users of social and behavioral science research. This handbook provides COSSA members with an introduction to the federal policymaking process and offer basics and best practices for advocating successfully for the social and behavioral sciences.