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Thomson Reuters Explores the Impact of U.S. Federal Government Research and Development at Industry Conference


“Understanding Federal R&D Impact through Research Assessment and Program Evaluation” highlights agency best practices and cross-departmental partnership opportunities

PHILADELPHIA – The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today posted the sessions from its recent industry conference: “Understanding Federal R&D Impact through Research Assessment and Program Evaluation,” which took place at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The conference explored the impact of government research programs and current challenges faced by researchers, information professionals, and administrators. Thomson Reuters hosted panel discussions featuring individuals affiliated with government agencies presenting their best practices for overcoming obstacles related to acquiring and allocating funding, retaining resources, and ensuring the continued success of research programs through evaluation and impact analysis.

“We are pleased to host such an important event for the U.S. Federal R&D community, to raise awareness for work being done to evaluate the research impact of government agencies,” said Gordon Macomber, managing director, Thomson Reuters Scientific & Scholarly Research. “There are numerous opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration in overcoming barriers and advancing the federal government’s research efforts. By assembling this esteemed group of professionals, we further our ongoing support for the thought-leaders and their organizations that contribute to the advancement of scientific and scholarly research.”

Session materials and videos include:

• Partnering with Information Professionals to Achieve Organizational Research Goals
Featuring James King, National Institutes of Health Library; Terrie Wheeler, National Institutes of Health Library; Al Berger, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and Bonnie C. Carroll, Information International Associates, Inc. (IIA) and CENDI

• Big Data: Measuring the Impact of the Government’s Research and Development Investments
Featuring Joseph Marks, Nextgov; Dr. Bhavya Lal, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute; and, Vanessa Peña, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute

• Increasing Research Impact through Effective Planning & Evaluation
Featuring Dale Pahl, EPA Office of the Science Advisor; Nicole Moore, Office of Physical Sciences–Oncology National Cancer Institute; Dewey Murdick, Ph.D., FUSE

• Keynote Address by Samuel F. Baldwin, Chief Science Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy

• The Power of Agency-Wide Collaboration in Research Evaluation and Planning: NOAA’s Balanced Scorecard Initiative
Featuring Chris Belter, LAC Group, NOAA; Neal K. Kaske, Ph.D., NOAA Central & Regional Libraries, NOAA; Dr. Gary C. Matlock, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA

View the sessions presented at the Thomson Reuters industry conference: “Understanding Federal R&D Impact through Research Assessment and Program Evaluation.”

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