Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities: 1998


National Science Foundation
Rita R. Colwell

Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Norman M. Bradburn

Division of Science Resources Studies
Lynda T. Carlson
Division Director
Mary J. Frase
Deputy Director
Ronald S. Fecso
Chief Statistician

Research and Development Statistics Program
John E. Jankowski
Program Director

Division of Science Resources Studies
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Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities, 1998, NSF 01-301, Project Officer, Leslie Christovich (Arlington, VA 2000).

October 2000

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Acknowledgments top

The 1998 Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities was developed and guided by Ann T. Lanier, Senior Science Resources Analyst, Research and Development Statistics Program (RDS), Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation (NSF), under the direction of John Jankowski, RDS Program Director. Guidance and review were provided by Jeanne Griffith, Director, SRS. Leslie Christovich, Director, Academic Infrastructure Project, SRS guided final drafts of the report through review. The text was edited by Anne Houghton, Publications Manager, SRS with assistance from Julia Harriston and Tanya Gore. Laurie Leonard and Jerrilyn Heller of EDO Technology Services and Analysis provided composition services for this report.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsored the project and provided significant financial support as well as guidance and review, under the direction of Paul Seder, NIH Office of Science Policy and Technology Transfer and Judith Vaitukaitis, M.D., Director, National Center for Research Resources.

An Expert Advisory Panel contributed to the survey design, the analysis plan, and the review of this report. Members included the following:

In addition, NSF sought advice on the development of the survey from higher education association and university representatives, who graciously provided information of considerable importance to the success of the project.

The 1998 survey was conducted by The Gallup Organization of Rockville, Maryland, under contract to NSF (Contract Number SRS-9317363). Gregory Gaertner served as Gallup’s overall Project Director; Jennifer Spielvogel led field operations; Manas Chattopadhyay was the project statistician; and Yonghe Yang directed the data processing for the survey.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) served as the subcontractor for the project. Rita Kirshstein headed the AIR team, which included Barbara Lovitts, Elizabeth Rowe, Michael Simone, and Sterlina D. Harper.

NSF and the project team also acknowledge the indispensable contributions of the many officials and staff members at the sample institutions who completed the survey questionnaires.

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