Science and Technology Council (NSTC), a cabinet-level council established
by President Clinton to coordinate research and development activities
of the Federal government, recently completed a review of the partnership
in research between universities and the Federal government. The review
was conducted under the guidance of Presidential Review Directive - 4 (PRD-4),
an indicator of the importance placed by this administration on maintaining
a vital and productive relationship with research universities and in recognition
of their significant contributions to research, education, and national
goals. The President released the NSTC report Renewing the Federal Government-University
Research Partnership for the 21st Century on April 27, 1999.
The public release of this report marks
the beginning of a national conversation on the principles proposed to
guide the government and universities as their partnership enters the 21st
century. Your comments are welcome in this conversation.
Using the buttons at the left or the links below, you
Report: Read the full
text of the report, or a summary. See the proposed statement of principles
and the list of actions recommended to strengthen the government-university
Background: Read the
press release and other background materials. Follow links to Federal agencies
which provide major support for university research.
Upcoming Events: View
dates and locations of public meetings convened to consider the report
Your Comments: Provide
your comments on the report.