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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
July 22, 2013 - July 23, 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


Third Meeting of the
Committee on Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals
Room 204
The National Academies Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

22-23 July 2013

Monday, 22 July, Keck 204

Committee convenes in closed session (members and staff only).
A working breakfast will be available in the meeting room beginning at 8:30 a.m. for those who may want to arrive early to discuss aspects of the study.

9:00 a.m. Goals for the meeting

Committee convenes in open session.

9:15 Lessons from evaluations of Department of Energy R&D

Robert Fri, Resources for the Future

10:00 Discussion of University-Industry Partnerships and Research Networks


Christopher Coburn, Vice President, Research Ventures & Licensing, Partners HealthCare, and committee member


Michael F. Molnar, Director-NIST Advanced Manufacturing Office and Director-Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology

10:45 Break

11:00 Discussion resumes

Ilan Gur, Program Director and Technology to Market Senior Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) (by phone


Lee Fleming, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley (by phone)

Jason Owen-Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies and Director of and Professor of Organizational Studies in the Barger Leadership Institute, University of Michigan, and committee member.

12:30 p.m. Lunch, Atrium, 3rd floor.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Richard F. Celeste
Rodney A. Brooks
Christopher M. Coburn
Stephen E. Fienberg
Bronwyn H. Hall
Josh Lerner (via phone on July 21)
David C. Mowery
Jason Owen-Smith
John Edward Porter
Stephanie S. Shipp
Gregory Tassey (by phone)
David Ward

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Draft of the final report

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 31, 2013