Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Methods to Determine the Value of Biomedical Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Session Number: 2380
Track: Research, Technology & Development Evaluation
Session Type: Poster
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Liberty Walton [Public Health Analyst - NIH]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Brandie Taylor [Supervisory Progam Analyst - National Institutes of Health]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Lawrence Solomon [Senior Scientific Program Manager - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Daphne Robinson
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
Room: Poster 213

Other Authors: Jane Lockmuller, NIH, lockj@mail.nih.gov
Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Defining the value of return associated with the federal government’s research investment continues to be of interest to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Congress, and the broader research community. While there is great interest in this topic, available metrics are insufficient to efficiently and effectively collect, analyze, and report on the value of biomedical research (VOBR). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) within NIH, led an evaluation project to address this large scale issue. This project aimed to build on previous NIH VOBR efforts by: 1) identifying measures, data sets, and analytic approaches to determine the value of research return in a NIAID setting, 2) determining how to best apply these systematically to multiple types of NIAID research portfolios, and 3) validating the proposed measures and approaches using selected NIAID research portfolios.  This poster will present methods and challenges for measuring the value of biomedical research.

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