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Workshop on the Science of Science Policy - Agenda


Workshop on the Science of Science Policy

November 3-4, 2008



November 3, 2008

Morning Session


9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome

David Lightfoot, Assistant Director, Directorate for Social,

Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation


Patricia Jones Tsuchitani, Senior Advisor for Performance Assessment, Budget Division, National Science Foundation


Julia Lane, Program Director, Science of Science & Innovation Policy, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

9:30 – 10:30 AM United States

Julia Lane, Program Director, Science of Science & Innovation Policy, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

Science of science and innovation policy


10:30 – 10:45 AM Break


10:45 – 11:45 AM Canada

Susan Morris, Chief, Evaluation; Policy and International Relations, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Shannon Townsend, Senior Evaluation Officer, Planning and Performance Management, Strategy and Development Branch, National Research Council Canada

Assessment of science outcomes in Canada--the current state in the federal government


11:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch Break

November 3, 2008

Afternoon Session


1:15 – 2:15 PM China

Wu Jiannan, Tengfei Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Ex post evaluation of program performance in the Management Science Department of the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


2:15 – 3:15 PM United Kingdom

Sue Smart, Head, Performance & Evaluation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Approaches to evaluating impactthe UK experience


3:15 – 3:30 PM Break


3:30 – 4:30 PM Germany

Jens-Peter Gaul, Director, European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

Evaluation on EU level: a short overview


Helene Schruff, Head of the Division for Institute Development and Evaluation, Max Planck Society

Science policy and research evaluation in Germany: country update (Max Planck perspective)


4:30 –5:00 PM Discussion 


November 4, 2008


8:30 – 9:30 AM Japan

Hiroshi Takahashi, Director, Department of Strategic Planning and Management, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Current status of program evaluation focusing on outcome measures of funding programs at Japan Science and Technology Agency


Naoki Murata, Executive Director , Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Evaluation system for national university corporations in Japan: its research aspect


Yasukuni Okubo, Director for Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation and Research Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


9:30 – 10:30 PM Italy

Giorgio Sirilli, Research Director, Institute of Socio-Economic Studies on Innovation and Research Policy, National Research Council, Rome

R&D evaluation in Italy: recent developments


10:30 – 10:45 PM Break


10:45 – 11:45 AM France

Alain Billon , Inspecteur General de l’Administration de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche, Ministere de l’Education Nationale, Ministere de l’Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche

France update: new institutions and framework, a new evaluation process


Pierre Glorieux , Directeur de la section des unités de recherche, Agence d’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur

The role of the recent French agency for higher education and research assessment


Annaïg Le Guen , Unité : indicateurs, programmation et allocation des moyens, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Case of a French institution : the ongoing process for a new evaluation framework at the CNRS


11:45 – 12:15 PM Discussion


12:15 PM Adjourn


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