Science and Technology Council (NSTC), a cabinet-level council established
by President Clinton to coordinate research and development activities of the
Federal government, recently completed a review of the partnership in research
between universities and the Federal government. The review was conducted under
the guidance of Presidential Review Directive - 4 (PRD-4), an indicator of the
importance placed by this administration on maintaining a vital and productive
relationship with research universities and in recognition of their significant
contributions to research, education, and national goals. The President
released the NSTC report Renewing the Federal Government-University Research
Partnership for the 21st Century on April 27, 1999.
The public release
of this report marks the beginning of a national conversation on the principles
proposed to guide the government and universities as their partnership enters
the 21st century. Your comments are welcome in this conversation.
Using the buttons at the left or the
links below, you can:
Read the full text of the report, or a summary. See the proposed
statement of principles and the list of actions recommended to strengthen the
Read the press release and other background materials. Follow links to
Federal agencies which provide major support for university research.
Events: View dates and locations of public meetings convened to
consider the report and recommendations.
Comments: Provide your comments on the report.