RTDE5: Evaluation as a Tool for Strategic Planning

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Example of S&T policy evaluation in Korea: in-depth evalu...   1.08MB   1 version
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In this study, the concept and key factors of science and technology policy evaluation will be reviewed in terms of strategic review. The in-depth evaluation results(2016) for national R&D programs, which are related to human infectious deseases, will be analyzed as the model of policy evaluation in Korea. In-depth evaluation is done by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning for selected national R&D programs. In Korea, by former epidemic situation of MERS in 2015, the check and redefine the existing policies related to infectious diseases has emerged as a major issue. For the conclusion, The future direction of evaluation policy related to S&T program will be reviewed. The importance of the in-depth evaluation will be expanded, for the compositive evaluation of successfulness of the policy in the aspect of policy goals, policy targets and policy measures. Also, those evaluation results could be reflected on the future policy directions.
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Using Evaluation Tools, Methods, and Thinking in Planning...   1.16MB   1 version
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Biomedical research programs address questions vital to expanding knowledge and improving health, but are resource intensive. Therefore, careful consideration of the existing research environment during program planning is needed. We present how a combination of methods grounded in evaluation practice inform strategic planning for biomedical research programs managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund. Frequently used methods include analysis of the NIH research portfolio, landscape scans to identify other funding entities in the research area, and review of the scientific literature. In addition, input from experts on the science topic is often elicited through workshops, webinars, and public Requests for Information. This iterative process includes strategies for working with and building consensus among key stakeholders so informed decisions about research direction, resources, and funding can be made. Evaluators looking to apply evaluation practice to program planning will benefit from the real-world experiences of the NIH Common Fund.

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