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Unlocking Our Future : Toward a New National Science Policy

By Sensenbrenner, F. James

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Title: Unlocking Our Future : Toward a New National Science Policy  
Author: Sensenbrenner, F. James
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Language: English
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Sensenbrenner, F. J. (n.d.). Unlocking Our Future : Toward a New National Science Policy. Retrieved from http://members.worldlibrary.net/


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Table of Contents
Table of Contents Letter of Transmittal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v Report Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 I. Background and Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 A.The Speaker?s Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 B. Committee Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 C. A Vision for the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 D. Science in Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 E.Toward an Updated National Science Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 II. Ensuring the Flow of New Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 A.The Importance of Understanding-driven Research . . . . . . . . . . . .14 1. The basic research investment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 2. Making choices in the face of limited federal resources . . . . .17 3. The role of the individual investigator in the research enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 4. Stimulating innovation in basic research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 5. Maintaining diversity in the basic research portfolio . . . . . . .21 B. Science for Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 1. Research with a mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 2. Maximizing efficiency, accountability and success in the federal research enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 2a. Maximizing efficiency within the national labs . . . . . . . . .26 2b. Maximizing accountability through the Government Performance and Results Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 2c. Maximizing success through research partnerships . . . . .29 (1) Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 (2) University/industry partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 (3) International collaborations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 C. New Roles and Responsibilities for American Science . . . . . . . . . .35 III. The Private Sector?s Role in the Scientific Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 A. Stimulating Research in Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 1. Capitalization of small companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 2. The Research and Experimentation Tax Credit . . . . . . . . . . . .40 3. Partnerships for technology development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 3a. Informal partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 3b. State-based partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 3c. Distribution of funding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

 

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