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
report's 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
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
- 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.