Assessing the Value of Research in the Chemical Sciences

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National Academies Press, Oct 30, 1998 - Science - 140 pages
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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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Contents

Measuring the Return on Investment in RD Voices from the Past Visions of the Future
6
The Sources of Commercial Technological Innovation
18
Introductory Session
28
Assessing the Value of Research at IBM
33
Evaluating Materials Chemistry Research
43
The Technology Value Pyramid
50
Industrial Session
56
Patents and Publicly Funded Research
59
Assessing UniversityIndustrial Interactions
89
Academic Session
94
Assessing the Value of Research at the Department of Energy A Perspective from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences
97
Assessing the Value of Research at the National Science Foundation
107
National Institutes of Health Response to the Government Performance and Results Act
112
Government Session
116
Workshop Participants
121
Origin of and Information on the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
124

Research as a Critical Component of the Undergraduate Educational Experience
73
Scholarly Research Oxymoron Redundancy or Necessity?
82

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