NSTC Seeks Insights on the American Research Environment


Have suggestions to improve the American research environment? The National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC’s) Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE) wants to hear from you!

Make your voice heard in response to JCORE’s Request for Information (RFI), seeking input on actions that Federal agencies can take, working in partnership with private industry, academic institutions, and non-profit/philanthropic organizations, to maximize the quality and effectiveness of the American research environment. Specific emphasis is placed on ensuring that the research environment is welcoming to all individuals and enables them to work safely, efficiently, ethically, and with mutual respect, consistent with the values of free inquiry, competition, openness, and fairness.

The RFI also seeks input on the following areas:

  • Rigor and integrity in research,
  • Reducing administrative burden,
  • Strengthening research security, and
  • Safe and inclusive research environments.

Submit your comments via email to the NSTC Executive Director, Chloe Kontos, JCORE@ostp.eop.gov on or before 11:59 p.m. ET on December 23, 2019. See the Federal Register notice for full details.

One comment

  1. Block funding has helped reduce administrative burden- please continue to prioritize this and similar policies.
    As different phenotypes can be found due to genetic background, the NIH could encourage more rigorous research by not reducing funding to budget requests that entail this aim. Further an estimate of the cost of creating the same knock-out on another background could be surveyed and accepted as a standard.

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