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Project Title: Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals

PIN: DBASSE-DBASSE EO-11-03         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Ad Hoc Activity
Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy
Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy

Straf, Miron

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Policy for Science and Technology

Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals
April 8, 2013 - April 9, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Mary Ann Kasper
Phone: 202-334-1816
Fax: 202-334-2201


Monday, 8 April, Keck 110


9:30 a.m. Panel discussion on the use of metrics and other information by private and government research organizations to make decisions on research investments, to plan for future research, and to evaluate research.

John Kelley, III (Committee member). Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM Corporation

Jeff Wadsworth (Committee member). President and Chief Executive Officer Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.

Regina Dugan, Senior Vice President for Advanced Technology & Projects, Motorola Mobility, and former Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Bruce B. Darling, Executive Officer, National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, and former University of California Vice President for Laboratory Management

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Panel discussion resumes

12:00 p.m. Lunch, Atrium, 3rd floor.

1:00 p.m. Discussion of potential themes and messages and order of agenda items with those who must leave early

1:30 Reports from Committee members and staff

The role of technology in economic growth, Gregory Tassey

STAR METRICS and report of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation meeting on measuring the results of research investments, Jason Owen-Smith and Alicia Carriquiry

Measuring quality of research, Bronwyn Hall

Experimental approaches to evaluation of research, Stephen Fienberg

Models of technology transfer at research universities, Ann Griswold

Data on technology transfer at research universities and government research organizations, Stephanie Shipp and Steve Ceulemans

Stages of the life cycle from research discovery to invention to innovation, Gregory Tassey

Workshop on trends in the innovation ecosystem, David Mowery and Kevin Finneran

Other meetings, Miron Straf

3:00 Break

3:20 Discussion of reports (continued)

4:00 What have we learned? What are our major findings?

5:30 Adjourn

6:45 Working dinner

Tuesday, 9 April, Keck 110


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Richard Celeste
Rodney Brooks
Alicia Carriquiry
Christopher Coburn
Stephen Fienberg
Brownwyn Hall
John Kelly III
Josh Lerner
David Mowery
Jason Owen-Smith
Stephanie Shipp
Gregory Tassey
Jeffrey Wadsworth
David Ward

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Reflections on previous day’s discussions
Discussion of whether and what further data and information is needed
Discussion of report outline

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 17, 2013