|The NSTC seeks public comment on the
recommendations contained in the report. In particular, comments received from
stakeholders will be of great benefit to the NSTC as it works to finalize the proposed principles
of the government-university partnership over the coming year. Click on the Report
button to the left if you wish to review the report before providing comment. It was
in order to provide the opportunity for such inputs that the principles were issued in
draft form in the report.
The principles of the partnership will be critically important
to its future. Your comments are invited on the proposed principles and on the
reports other recommendations. As stated in the report "[a] clearly articulated
statement of the principles of the partnership [between the Federal government and
universities] would help clarify the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of each of
the partners and establish a framework for addressing future issues as they arise.
Ultimately, an agreed-upon statement of principles would also serve to shape future
discussions, formulate policies, and help guide decision making.".
At the request of OSTP, which administers the NSTC in the Executive Office of the
President, electronic comments are being collected and analyzed by the Federal
Demonstration Partnership (FDP). The FDP is a cooperative effort among research
institutions and Federal agencies convened by the Government-Industry-University
Research Roundtable of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the
Institute of Medicine to improve the management of Federally-funded research. The
NSTC's Committee on Science is responsible for evaluating the results of FDP initiatives
in this area and for assisting in translating related recommendations into common Federal
practices. Copies of comments submitted via this electronic system will be provided to
OSTP. The information collected by the FDP will only be used in its development of the
analysis provided to OSTP.
- If you prefer to send a letter, please mail to: Dr. Arthur Bienenstock, Associate
Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the
President, Washington, D.C. 20502.
- Another means for you to provide comments on the report will be through a series of
regional meetings convened by OSTP in cooperation with host universities. Click on Upcoming Events for information about these meetings.
- Universities, university associations, professional societies, or other organizations
may hold meetings and provide another avenue for your input. These organizations are
encouraged to provide the results of their meetings to OSTP. Contact them if you wish to
learn about their plans.