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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Agenda for the Workshop." National Research Council. 2012. Best Practices in Assessment of Research and Development Organizations: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13527.
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Appendix A

Agenda for the Workshop

Workshop on Best Practices in Assessment of Research and Development Organizations
Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, DC
Monday, March 19, 2012

DATA GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: Keck Center, Conference Room 100

7:30–8:00 a.m. Workshop Registration
8:00–8:15 a.m. Welcome: James F. Hinchman, Deputy Executive Officer and Chief
Operating Officer, The National Academies
8:15–8:30 a.m. Introduction: John W. Lyons, Chair, Laboratory Assessments Board,
National Research Council
Presentations  
8:30–9:00 a.m. Impact of Assessments and Merit Reviews on Stakeholders
James H. Turner, Counsel and Director of Energy Programs at the
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
9:00–9:30 a.m. Assessing R&D Organizations—Perspectives on a Venn
Diagram

John C. Sommerer, Head, Space Sector, and Johns Hopkins University
Gilman Scholar, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
9:30–10:00 a.m. Assessing Sandia Research
J. Stephen Rottler, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President, Science
and Technology, Sandia National Laboratories
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–10:45 a.m. An Industrial Perspective
William F. Banholzer, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer, The Dow Chemical Company
10:45–11:15 a.m. Managing Innovation at Microsoft Research
Roy Levin, Distinguished Engineer and Managing Director,
Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley
11:15–11:45: a.m. Concepts for Assessment of R&D Organizations
Gilbert F. Decker, Consultant
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Agenda for the Workshop." National Research Council. 2012. Best Practices in Assessment of Research and Development Organizations: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13527.
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Lunch  
11:45 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch

Discussion Sessions

Location: Assignments in Meeting Folder

1:00–2:30 p.m. Some Participants Attend Breakout Discussions in Assigned Rooms
Some Participants Attend Open-Microphone Discussion in Room 100
2:30–3:00 p.m. Break

Location: Keck Center, Conference Room 100

3:00–4:00 p.m. Rapporteurs Summarize Breakout Discussions
4:00 p.m. Adjournment
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Agenda for the Workshop." National Research Council. 2012. Best Practices in Assessment of Research and Development Organizations: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13527.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)--recognizing that information and insights gained through continual examination of practices for organizational assessment are useful for decision makers at organizations across the deferral, industrial, academic, and national laboratory sectors-recently requested that the National Research Council (NRC) organize a panel to review best practices in assessment of research and development (R&D) organizations. In response, the NRC established the Panel for Review of Best Practices in Assessment of Research and Development Organizations.

The panel was charged to consider means of assessing the following in a manner that satisfies the requirements of NIST to perform effective assessments but also identifies assessment methods that can be applied selectively to other R&D organizations. These methods include: technical merit and quality of the science and engineering work, the adequacy of the resources available to support high-quality work, the effectiveness of the agency's delivery of the services and products required to fulfill its goals, the degree to which the agency's current and planned R&D portfolio supports its mission, as well as the agency's flexibility to respond to changing economic, political, social and technological contexts.

As one means of data gathering, among others that the panel is performing toward development of a final report of its findings, the panel organized a planning committee for a workshop on best practices in assessment of R&D organizations. Best Practices in Assessment of Research and Development Organizations: Summary of a Workshop reviews the workshop conducted at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2012.

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