NIH SCIENCE OF SCIENCE MANAGEMENT MEETING
Seeking Patterns, Pathways, and Profiles for Assessing Science
October 2 and 3, 2008
The Science of Science Management focuses on developing strategies to generate rigorous evidence to support decision-making in the stewardship of resources in the planning, implementing, and disseminating of research, which is aligned to the mission of the NIH and the needs of stakeholders. It strives to develop an understanding of the structures and dynamics of a scientific organization, science system, or scientific program in order to promote discovery, to build capacity and to sustain the management of science to benefit public health and future generations of research.
As part of these efforts, Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI) will assemble a multi-disciplinary group of experts on October 2nd and 3rd, 2008. The meeting will create an arena for topics relevant to the systematic research of science management with a focus on providing evidence-based information for decision makers. The meeting structure promotes capacity building by creating a venue for cross-talk between experts in the fields of evaluation, social and behavioral sciences, economics, organization/systems theory, information technologies, scientist, and science policy, as well as with NIH science staff. Invited experts will present the state of the field information and highlight science management assessment challenges.
OPASI invites you to attend the meeting at the NIH main campus. If you can not attend in person, we welcome you to watch the video cast (information below). Please feel free to forward the video cast information to interested parties.
On NIH Campus
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Main Campus Building 31C, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6
The meeting will be webcast both days. To access the meeting, go to http://videocast.nih.gov and click on “Today’s Events”. Locate the title “NIH Science of Science Management Meeting” to watch the live event.
The videocasts will be available for viewing after the meeting at the site under “Past Events”.