Performance Improvement 2009. How Can We Improve Management of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Small Business Programs?

01/01/2009

This needs assessment examined management process and policies of National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs. The domestic small business program supports research and development of products or services that prevent, diagnose, and treat allergic, immunologic, and infectious diseases.

The study identified two primary areas for program improvement: 1) changes in organizational and portfolio management; and (2) development of a contract award mechanism. The study highlighted the importance of transparency, continued communication, and trans-Institute collaboration to maintain a vigorous program.

Report Title: Needs Assessment of the NIAID Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Programs; Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Judith Brooks, 301-594-6626
Performer: NOVA Research Company; Bethesda, MD
PIC ID: 9074

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