|Topic:||Evaluating Federal Research Programs|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 -- 3:00 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences Building
Evaluating Federal Research Programs:
Research and the Government Performance and Results Act
The Government Performance and Results Act requires that all federal agencies set goals and use performance measures to encourage greater efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. The General Accounting Office states that measuring the performance of federally funded scientific research is particularly challenging. A new report, Evaluating Federal Research Programs, from the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine provides guidance by recommending ways to assess the results of both basic and applied research and to coordinate planning for all federal research programs.
This briefing was for Members of Congress and/or congressional staff. The report was publicly released on February 17, 1999 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.