|Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals
A committee of experts is investigating some of the many pathways through which research contributes to our economy and well-being and serves other national goals. The committee will address the technical and other measurement issues for assessing the quality, productivity, and impact of research in advancing national goals. The committee will draw upon current and past NRC studies and the experiences of other countries in order to assess measures of research impacts, in particular their utility and limitations for public policy decisions.
The study is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
(View committee biographies on the Committee Membership page of the National Academies' Current Projects site)
The Honorable Richard F. Celeste, (Chair), President Emeritus, Colorado College
Rodney A. Brooks, Panasonic Professor of Robotics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Iowa State University
Christopher M. Coburn, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI)
Stephen E. Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science,
Department of Statistics, the Machine Learning Department, the Heinz College, and Cylab,
Carnegie Mellon University
Bronwyn H. Hall, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley,
and Professor of Economics of Technology and Innovation, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
John E. Kelly, III, Senior Vice President and Director, Research, International Business Machines Corporation
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
David C. Mowery, Professor of New Enterprise Development, Walter A. Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley
Jason Owen-Smith, Associate Professor Sociology and Organizational Studies and
Director of and Professor of Organizational Studies in the Barger Leadership Institute, University of Michigan
John Edward Porter, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Stephanie S. Shipp, Senior Research Staff Member, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute.
Gregory Tassey, Senior Economist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jeffrey Wadsworth, (NAE), President and Chief Executive Officer, Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.
David Ward, Chancellor (Interim), University of Wisconsin—Madison
Miron Straf, Study Director
Mary Ann Kasper, Sr. Program Assistant
January 10-12, 2013 — Agenda of public sessions
April 8-9, 2013
July 22-23, 2013