NSF now has an opportunity to strengthen the program further by incorporating the preparation of a roadmap into its planning process and by involving the research community more fully in the generation and ranking of ideas for large research facilities.
Making choices among competing proposals from different scientific fields will never be easy, but the recommendations and detailed steps described here can help NSF to excel in this critical part of its mission.
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