Performance Improvement 2009. Should NIH Establish a Broad Unified Information System?


Researchers documented and assessed information technology needs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) technology transfer community, focusing on greater information integration and sharing.

Stakeholders suggested the need to improve information technology in four broad areas: functionality and productivity; systems; intersystem information transfer; and miscellaneous. To meet these needs, researchers considered four options: maintain the status quo, make targeted architecture improvements, create a shared ‘situational awareness’ website and database for non-proprietary information, or make additional improvements to Office of Technology Transfer. Researchers recommended that the NIH technology transfer community make architecture improvements in the medium term. In the long term, the technology transfer community should aim to evolve towards greater integration of information systems.

Report Title: Information Technology Needs Assessment for the NIH Technology Transfer Community; Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Bonny Harbinger, 301-594-7700

Performer: Science and Technology Policy Institute
PIC ID: 9047

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