Federal agencies to discuss best ways to prioritize, evaluate scientific research

WASHINGTON — Research management experts from across federal science agencies will gather in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-29, to discuss approaches for identifying research priorities, exploring research performance management, and assessing the impact of completed research. The goal of the meeting is to develop a collaborative framework to ensure future research and development dollars are spent wisely and in a coordinated manner.

“We are bringing together a host of research management experts to discuss best practices for research and development investments” said Lek Kadeli, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development. “The efficiencies we seek through this collaborative effort are a critical component of a vibrant, green economy.”

The workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and George Washington University, will bring together federal agencies, industry, and academia to identify efficiencies and management strategies that could be applicable to other research and development agencies.

More information about the workshop: http://www.epa.gov/ord/researchbestpracticesworkshop/

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