RT&D Leadership
 TIG Chair and Co-Chair
 Robin Wagner
 Joshua Schnell
 Program Co-Chairs
 Alexandra Stone
 Gavin Reddick
 Member at Large
 Didi Cross

 Alexis (Lex) Helsel
 TIG Leader Emeritus
 Gretchen Jordan
 Brian Zuckerman

 full bios for TIG leaders

Research, Technology and Development Topical Interest Group

The Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG) within the American Evaluation Association has as its mission to advance the field of performance measurement and in-depth assessment of programs, particularly publicly funded RTD programs. 


We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, good practice, and emerging tools by:

  • organizing the RTD portion of the AEA conference each year

  • collecting and disseminating information related to good practice, as well as events of interest, and gray literature


RT&D TIG Business Meeting
Monday, October 26th @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Register in advance:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtfu-qrD4oE9BgPwRclOWduRF-PBA3GLI7

We hope you can join us for our annual TIG business meeting to learn more about what we've been up to during the last year and to help us plan for the year ahead. Please be sure to register in advance for the meeting at the link above (registration is free and all are welcome to attend).

RT&D TIG Sessions at Eval20

Drivers & Barriers to the Use of Evaluation Results (Session 1379)
Tuesday, October 27th @ 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EST
Session type: Panel
For more information on this session, please visit the link below:
Assessment of Societal Value: Biomedicine, Agriculture and Energy Research (Session 2890)
Friday, October 30th @ 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EST
Session type: Multipaper
For more information on this session, please visit the link below:

RT&D TIG Webinar Series

The RT&D TIG webinar series is still going strong! We have hosted 4 webinars to date and are working hard to schedule additional webinars throughout the rest of the year and into 2021. Additional information on future webinars will be forthcoming at our TIG business meeting and in future announcements. In the meantime, you can view the recordings of all previous webinars at the following link:

Other TIG Resources

RTD Topical Interest Group (TIG) Paper, February 2015

Evaluating Outcomes of Publicly Funded Research, Technology and Development Programs: Recommendations for Improving Current Practice (FINAL)


White paper SUMMARY slides

Generic Logic Models, collection over time

How to Get Involved

Join the RTD TIG - All AEA members can join the RTD TIG as one of the five TIGs available to them (and non-AEA members can join AEA for just $80 a year).

Contribute to the e-Resources - You may upload documents to the RTD TIG e-library, or request the webmaster upload documents by using the "Contact Us" button below. 

Visit with members of the RTD TIG during the annual meeting by attending conference sessions and TIG social events.