Assessing the Value of Research in the Chemical Sciences

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This book captures the messages from a workshop that brought together research managers from government, industry, and academia to review and discuss the mechanisms that have been proposed or used to assess the value of chemical research. The workshop focused on the assessment procedures that have been or will be established within the various organizations that carry out or fund research activities, with particular attention to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The book presents approaches and ideas from leaders in each area that were intended to identify new and useful ways of assessing the value and potential impact of research activities.

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Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Measuring the Return on Investment in R&D: Voices from the Past, Visions of the Future; 4 2 The Sources of Commercial Technological Innovation; 5 Panel Discussion: Introductory Session; 6 3 Assessing the Value of Research at IBM; 7 4 Evaluating Materials Chemistry Research; 8 5 The Technology Value Pyramid; 9 Panel Discussion: Industrial Session; 10 6 Patents and Publicly Funded Research; 11 7 Research as a Critical Component of the Undergraduate Educational Experience; 12 8 Scholarly Research: Oxymoron, Redundancy, or Necessity?; 13 9 Assessing the University-Industrial Interactions; 14 Panel Discussion: Academic Session; 15 10 Assessing the Value of Research at the Department of Energy: A Perspective from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences; 16 11 Assessing the Value of Research at the National Science Foundation; 17 12 National Institutes of Health Response to the Government Performance and Results Act; 18 Panel Discussion: Government Session; 19 A Workshop Participants; 20 B Origin of and Information on the Chemical Sciences Roundtable

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309061391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 140
  • ID: 9780309061391
  • ISBN10: 0309061393

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