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National Institute of Standards and Technology: Carryover Balances for the Advanced Technology Program
RCED-00-71R: Published: Mar 2, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the carry over balances in the Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program (ATP), focusing on: (1) balances in the program for fiscal years 1995 through 1999; and (2) any balances that might exist at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2000 that could be used as offsets for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) p...
National Science Foundation: Problems Found in Decision Process for Awarding Earthquake Center
RCED-87-146: Published: Jun 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the National Science Foundation's (NSF) procedures for awarding a cooperative agreement for an earthquake engineering research center (EERC) to determine whether: (1) the panelists that NSF chose exhibited favoritism for any proposal; (2) the panelists met NSF selection criteria for reviewers; and (3) problems existed with NSF management of the...
University Finances: Research Revenues and Expenditures
RCED-86-162BR: Published: Jul 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on how federal funding for research fits into the total finances of research universities.GAO found that: (1) federal research support has increased, but at a slower rate than most other research revenue sources; (2) industrial support for research has more than doubled in constant dollars but still averages less than 6 percent of research and d...
Better Accountability Procedures Needed in NSF and NIH Research Grant Systems
PAD-81-29: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO assessed the systems used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine which research proposals by colleges, universities, and other nonprofit research institutions are to be funded and how scientific performance on the grants is assessed when continued support is provided. Specifically, GAO focused on the peer review system of the scientifi...
Science and Engineering Manpower Forecasting: Its Use in Policymaking
PSAD-79-75: Published: Jun 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1979.
Congress declared the manpower pool of scientists, engineers, and technicians an invaluable national resource to be as fully utilized as possible. The federal government influences the supply and utilization of scientists and engineers through actions such as grants, contracts, federal employment, and government policies and regulations affecting the national economy.Government programs and polici...
Control of the National Science Foundation Peer Review Study
HRD-77-67: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1977.
A study to determine the scientific community's views of the National Science Foundation's peer review process was monitored. Questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 1,552 individuals who had reviewed research proposals for the Foundation in 1975 and to a random sample of 3,256 individuals who had submitted proposals in 1975. The questionnaires were returned by 69 percent of the reviewer sa...
Need for a Government-Wide Budget Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development Information, Appendix IV
PAD-77-14A: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
A classification structure has been developed by GAO for the purpose of providing Congress with a method of viewing Federal research and development. The underlying concept is that Federal research and development can be associated with objectives that are defined in terms of solving national problems or accomplishing national goals.Reporting requirements include: each category in the structure is...