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Behavior and Cognition

Children, Youth, and Families

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Testing and Assessment

Furthering America's Research Enterprise

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Other Related Reports

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Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy (2014)

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Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy (2012)

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Research Universities and the Future of America (2012)


Although many studies have been conducted on the impacts to society of research, Furthering America’s Research Enterprise brings to bear a fresh approach informed by a more holistic understanding of the research enterprise as a complex, dynamic system. This understanding illuminates why America's research expertise has historically been so successful; where attention should be focused for increasing the societal benefits of research investments; and how those who make decisions on the allocation of funds for scientific research can best carry out their task.

This report will be of special interest to policy makers who support or manage the research enterprise, to others in public and private institutions who fund research, to scholars of the research enterprise, and to scientists and engineers who seek to better understand the many pathways through which their research benefits society.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Contact:  Miron Straf

Past Events

Webcast: On the Hill
The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D

On July 17, Stephen Fienberg testified at the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's hearing. The Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University is an NAS member and was a member of the committee that wrote this report. 

View the webcast
  |  Read Dr. Fienberg's Testimony

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Webinar

 On August 27, the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable of the National Research Council hosted a webinar featuring this report.  You can access the archived webinar and presentation materials at he link below.

View the webcast/download the presentations





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