Program evaluation (11 - 15 of 15 items)
Federal Research: Advanced Technology Program's Indirect Cost Rates and Program Evaluation Status
RCED-93-221: Published: Sep 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), focusing on: (1) ATP awardees' indirect costs; (2) completed ATP projects; and (3) NIST plans to evaluate ATP effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) ATP assists U.S. businesses in applying new technology to improve their competitive...
Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Participants Give Program High Marks
RCED-87-161BR: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on firms participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of SBIR recipient firms; (2) the effects of SBIR on firms' operations and products; and (3) firms' perceptions of program administration.GAO found that: (1) firms less than 8 years old undertook more than 50 percent of...
National Science Foundation Management Review of Research Grant Award Recommendations
PAD-82-49: Published: Aug 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1982.
GAO presented the results of its study of the National Science Foundation (NSF) management review of research grant award recommendations. The objective was to determine if the checks NSF has on the proposal evaluation process provide adequate accountability over program officer recommendations to award or decline proposals.There are no NSF guidelines which prescribe what information reviewing off...
Comments on S. 881 and GAO Report on Small-Business Innovation Initiatives
115776: Jul 15, 1981
Comments were presented on a GAO report on small business innovation and S. 881. The study of small business innovation addresses the conditions that GAO found necessary for small-business innovation to flourish. It is clear from the analysis that small businesses are important contributors to the innovation process in the United States. The GAO objective was to construct a comprehensive picture o...
Evaluation and the Research Process
110668: Oct 15, 1979
The research process should be evaluated. The nature of our political system and institutions makes it inevitable that decisions affecting scientific research will be made by professional managers and elected officials who are not scientists. Scientists must seek an effective way to participate. The most effective and enduring participation may well take the form of assisting the professional anal...