Federal research (11 - 15 of 15 items)
Patent Policy: Department of Commerce Involvement in Department of Energy Activities
RCED-86-83: Published: Mar 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined several Department of Commerce actions aimed at influencing Department of Energy (DOE) patent policy to determine if they were in violation of the law, specifically: (1) Commerce's involvement in an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initiative to change DOE patent policies and reduce its patent attorney staff; (2) Commerce's role in an OMB d...
University Funding: Assessing Federal Funding Mechanisms for University Research
RCED-86-75: Published: Feb 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the role and impact of different funding mechanisms on university scientific research, specifically whether: (1) particular funding mechanisms played a role in helping universities improve program quality; and (2) individual project grants and center grants had differing effects on research performance.GAO studied five universities, whose resear...
Outlook for Expanding the Federal Research in Progress System
RCED-85-15: Published: Oct 22, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study of the National Technical Information Service's (NTIS) Federal Research In Progress System (FEDRIP) to determine how the information systems of major federal research and development (R&D) agencies related to FEDRIP, and to provide information on how the Japanese and European governments promote the availability of this type of informat...
Reporting of Federal Funds for Research and Development
PSAD-78-133: Published: Aug 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1978.
Annually, the National Science Foundation (NSF) gathers data from federal agencies on their research and development support. The reporting procedures of four agencies responsible for over 85 percent of the federal research and development funds included in NSF reports were reviewed for 1976 (the completed year), 1977 (the current year), and 1978 (the budget year). The overall totals were found to...
Need for a Government-Wide Budget Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development Information
PAD-77-14: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
There is a need for a unified presentation of Federal Research and Development (R&D) budgetary information according to defineable user patterns. An agency-wide structure for the Department of Housing and Urban Development contributed to the development of a conceptual foundation for the Government-wide structure. The Unified Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development. The categ...