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R&D Evaluation at NIAID: Making the Most of Expert Opinion. Kevin Wright AEA Annual Conference Nov 4, 2011. Overview. NIAID at a Glance Highlights Organization R&D Evaluation at NIAID Intent Implementation Improvements Looking Ahead Opportunities Threats. NIAID at a Glance.

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R d evaluation at niaid making the most of expert opinion

R&D Evaluation at NIAID:Making the Most of Expert Opinion

Kevin Wright

AEA Annual Conference

Nov 4, 2011


Overview
Overview

NIAID at a Glance

  • Highlights

  • Organization

    R&D Evaluation at NIAID

  • Intent

  • Implementation

  • Improvements

    Looking Ahead

  • Opportunities

  • Threats




Niaid program cycle
NIAID Program Cycle

Initial idea


Primary Conclusion of the Interagency Working Group:

“Expert judgment” remains the best available decision support tool for science policy makers, but a nascent community of practice is emerging in the science policy arena that holds

enormous potential to provide rigorous and quantitative decision support tools in the

near future. – The Science of Science Policy: A Federal Research Roadmap, Nov 2008.


Niaid r d evaluations1
NIAID R&D Evaluations

To enhance the quality, utility, transparency and application of evaluation in support of decision making throughout NIAID.

Mission

Core

Values

Quality – The Evaluation Section will strive to meet and exceed expectations

Utility – All services and products will be developed and applied where appropriate

Collaborative – The Evaluation Section will listen to and partner with its customers

Innovative – The Evaluation Section will continually seek to enhance products and services




Opportunities
Opportunities

  • Improving Tools and Resources

  • Community of Knowledge

  • Alignment of Research Priorities

  • Increased Scrutiny of Results


Threats
Threats

  • Few Success Stories

  • Inconsistency

    • Rigor

    • Use by Decision Makers

  • Culture

    • Management v. Research

    • Results v. Process


Contact info
Contact Info

Kevin D. Wright, MPA

Deputy Chief

Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch

OSPFM, OSMO, NIAID, NIH, DHHS

(p) 301-402-3574

[email protected]


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