ERIC Number: ED333851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Federally Funded Research: Decisions for a Decade.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report analyzes what the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) identifies as four pressing challenges for the Federal Research System in resource allocation and funding for research in the 1990s: (1) setting priorities in funding; (2) understanding trends in research expenditures; (3) preparing human resources for the future research work force; and (4) supplying appropriate data for ongoing research decisionmaking. Additionally, the report examines the Federal Research System: the executive and legislative branches and the research agencies. Also discussed are the value of science and the changing research economy. The report contains several appendices which include the following: major legislation enacted since 1975 affecting U.S. research and development; the top 100 institutions ranked by amount of Federal research and development funding received for fiscal year 1989; the top 100 U.S. academic institutions ranked by Citation Impact, 1981-88; and academic and basic research decisionmaking in other countries. A list of OTA workshop participants, reviewers, and contributors is provided. Contains an index and 604 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Decision Making, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Research Projects, Resource Allocation, Science and Society, Science Education, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Note: For a summary report, see HE 024 710.