NIH and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Workshop

April 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to April 8, 2016 - 3:30pm
National Institutes of Health
Natcher Conference Center (Bldg 45)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

On April 7-8, 2016, the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) co-sponsored the “NIH and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy: A Joint NIH-NSF Workshop.”  Along with OSP, the workshop was jointly organized by the NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program and several offices within the NIH Office of the Director. 

To access a video archive of the 2-day event, click here. Additional presentation materials can be accessed through the workshop website

The workshop featured talks by NIH leadership as well as several panel sessions organized around research topics relevant to the SciSIP community.  Broad topics included:

  • Research questions concerning NIH policies and programs
  • NIH’s administrative data – availability, access policies, and use
  • Making evidence-based funding decisions and metrics of research productivity
  • Challenges in portfolio analysis
  • Cultivating effective data sharing and open access practices
  • Optimizing the biomedical research workforce
  • Capturing research outcomes and impacts
  • Fostering cross-cutting research and team science
  • Addressing data challenges, including issues of data access, quality, and interpretability