ERIC Number: ED097560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-24
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Funding for Applied Research: The Case of HumRRO and the U. S. Army.
CONSAD Research Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
The report conveys impressions gained during a brief inquiry into the history and nature of the Human Resources Research Office (HumRRO) and its relationship to the U. S. Army. Chapter 1 gives an overview of HumRRO and its history, while chapter 2 details the composition and configuration of HumRRO, including such factors as working philosophy, turnover and retention rates, and adopted applications as a measure of success. Chapter 3 "Army-HumRRO Relations," focuses on the nature and attitudes of the working relationship, the categories of HumRRO work (exploratory studies, work units, basic research, and technical advisory service), and the evolution of the client-contractor relationship over a period of years. Chapter 4 reports on Congressional oversight and the perceptions of others regarding HumRRO as a "think tank," concluding that it appears to have been a success as an applied, institutionally-funded research enterprise. Factors contributing to this success are mentioned. (NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: CONSAD Research Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.