As requested by Congress and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), this report assists federal agencies in crafting plans and reports that are responsive to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), OMB Guidance, and agency missions. Using a case study approach, the report identifies best practices used by individual agencies to evaluate the performance and results of their science and technology programs. The report takes into account individual agencies' missions and how science and technology programs and human resource needs are factored into agency GPRA plans. Specific applications of recommendations are included from COSEPUP's earlier report entitled Evaluating Federal Research Programs: Research and the Government Performance and Results Act.
Table of Contents
|1. The Challenge of Evaluating Research||7-16|
|2. Agency Methods||17-26|
|3. Communication Issues||27-34|
|4. Conclusions and Recommendations||35-44|
|Appendix A: Panel and Staff Biographical Information||45-56|
|Appendix B: White House and Congressional Correspondence||57-62|
|Appendix C: Summaries of Agency Focus Group Presentation||63-136|
|Appendix D: Summary of Workshop||137-154|
|Appendix E: Executive Summar of Evaluating Federal Research Programs: Research and the Government Performance and Results Act||155-166|
|Appendix F: Government Performance and Results Act||167-188|
|Appendix G: Federal Agency GPRA Web Sites||189-190|
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