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National Science Technology Council
Regional Forum on Research Business Models

Hosted by the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 12, 2003

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The NSTC Committee on Science has chartered a Subcommittee on Research Business Models (RBM), which is undertaking a review of policies, procedures and plans relating to the business relationship between Federal agencies and research performers (additional information about the Subcommittee is available online at http://rbm.nih.gov/).

Given that much has changed about the practice of scientific research over the past several years, the RBM is holding a series of regional workshops this Fall to solicit input and feedback from the research performer community (information regarding the other RBM-sponsored workshops is available on the website referenced above). The public is invited to join representatives from the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Research Business Models Subcommittee on November 12, 2003 in Minneapolis, MN, to provide input on how to facilitate a strong, coordinated effort across Federal agencies to identify and address important policy implications arising from the changing nature of basic and applied research.

The theme of this regional forum will be Common Practices among Agencies and the topics to be addressed include:

  • Inconsistency of policies and practices among Federal agencies;
  • Inconsistency of policies and practices among Universities;
  • State and Institutional requirements; and
  • Regulatory requirements

A diverse group of panelists from the research performer community will lead discussions throughout the day. The morning session will focus on when policies and practices collide, what principles of the research partnership should guide the work of the Subcommittee, how barriers to success can be removed and how to best facilitate the future of research. The afternoon session will focus on moving toward the future, specifically given the increased emphasis on multidisciplinary and collaborative research, what new models should be considered for the support of graduate and postdoctoral training. Two hours have been reserved in the afternoon for a public comment period.

Registration is required, however, there is no charge to attend this event. For further information about the regional forum and details regarding registration, please visit: http://www.research.umn.edu/conferences/ostp/.

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