Performance Improvement 2008. Should the Behavioral and Social Research Program Be Continued?

01/01/2008

This evaluation assessed effectiveness of the Edward R. Roybal Centers Program for Translational Research on Aging. Although each Center is administratively reviewed annually via progress reviews, an external evaluation of the general effectiveness of the centers was sought to determine further directions for the program as a whole. The expert panel was comprised of five members, none affiliated with a currently funded Center.

There have been significant accomplishments attributed to the Centers. The panel recommended that the program be continued. The panel recommended that future published requests for applications articulate more clearly program focus, intent, and meaning of "translation research," program´s desired impact and how it would be measured. The panel also recommended increasing funding for the program and improving program staff coordination and communication with the project investigators.

Report Title: Review of the Edward R. Roybal Centers Program. Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor:
NIH, National Institutes of Health, Behavioral and Social Research Program
Federal Contact:
Georgeanne E. Patmios, 301-496-3138
Performer: Rose Li and Associates, Inc.
PIC ID:
8753

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