UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS EXPERIENCE OF RT-AND-D PROGRAM-EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY

Authors
Citation
Km. Cunion, UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS EXPERIENCE OF RT-AND-D PROGRAM-EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY, Scientometrics, 34(3), 1995, pp. 363-374
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Science & Library Science","Information Science & Library Science
Journal title
ISSN journal
0138-9130
Volume
34
Issue
3
Year of publication
1995
Pages
363 - 374
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(1995)34:3<363:UGDEOR>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
The UK Department of the Environment is responsible for a range of pol icy issues within Government related to many aspects of the environmen t in its broadest sense. It spends about pound 100 M annually on Scien ce and Technology in support of its policy functions. Over recent year s a system of research assessment has been established which consists of the development of ROAME statements for the appraisal of programmes and regular independent evaluation of the success and impact of the r esearch on the basis of a five year cycle. The mechanisms and process of the assessment system are described. Effective evaluation of policy -oriented research programmes has provided valuable information to the Department on the success and impact of the research, and guidance on future direction and balance of the programmes.