Vision, Mission, History

Team Members
Team Members at SBSRC
team members

Our Vision

The Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC) is inspired by a vision of the University of Nebraska’s premier excellence in social behavioral sciences research, characterized by highly visible, well-funded, coordinated, transdisciplinary research that solves vital societal problems.

danMindy Anderson Knott, Dan Hoyt, Lisa PytlikZillig

Our Mission

The mission of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC) is to facilitate the growth and excellence of social & behavioral sciences research through coordinated activities that include building a referral network for existing resources, enhancing capacity, providing seed and voucher support, identifying and building research collaborations, and providing mentoring for new investigators.

Dan Hoyt presentation

Our History

The consortium is the product of the faculty-led Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative (SBSRI), launched in 2012 by the Office of Research and Economic Development to explore ways to bolster research in this area. The SBSRI Taskforce produced a report that is the blueprint for the consortium’s mission and plans. As recommended in the report, the Survey, Statistics and Psychometrics Core Facility (SSP) was subsumed and currently operates the same functions as part of Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC).

Click here for the SBSRI Task Force Report