ERIC Number: ED434590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Renewing the Federal Government-University Research Partnership for the 21st Century. NSTC Presidential Review Directive, No. 4.
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. National Science and Technology Council.
This report presents the results of a review of the government-university partnership in research and associated educational activities undertaken by a multi-agency task force under the auspices of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), focusing on ways to strengthen this partnership. The task force solicited the views of universities, university associations, and federal research agencies regarding the issues they considered most pressing. The review found that the government-university partnership in research is sound and continues to serve the nation in important ways. To help strengthen this partnership, the NSTC is issuing a proposed statement of the principles of the partnership to clarify the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the parties and to provide a framework for the development and analysis of future policies, rules, regulations, and laws. The NSTC will also take specific actions, through federal agencies that fund university-based research, to make the partnership more effective and efficient, focusing on areas such as research integrity, merit review, cost-sharing policies and practices, grants administration, and regulation. Two appendixes list NSTC task force and working group members. (MDM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Public Policy, Research, Research Universities
Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, EEOB, Room 430, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20502; Tel: 202-456-6130; Fax: 202-456-6027; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. National Science and Technology Council.