Evaluators analyzed data from the National Science Foundation survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities to identify impact on the National Institutes of Health's Research Facilities Improvement Program (RFIP). RFIP provides grants to public and private nonprofit biomedical institutions to expand, remodel, renovate or construct research and animal facilities. Data from the survey informs RFIP about biomedical and behavioral research space needs.
Overall, research space at academic institutions increased by 4% between FY 2007 and FY 2009, and the amount of space for biological and biomedical sciences increased by 12%, the largest increase among all science and engineering fields. Based on the needs identified in this study, program resources may not be sufficient to fully address the number of construction and renovation projects planned for in future years.
Report Title: Science and Engineering Research Facilities http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf11323/pdf/nsf11323.pdf
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: Westat, Inc.
Record ID: 9436 (Report issued September 30, 2011)