AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy.
ACTION: Notice of Request for Information.
SUMMARY: This Request for Information (RFI) solicits input from the
public regarding interagency research awards via competitive grants,
contracts, or other vehicles provided by a Federal agency to a
researcher at a Federal laboratory that is managed, owned, or operated
by another Federal agency. Applicable research awards include
extramural research awards awarded to intramural researchers in Federal
laboratories. Federal laboratories include Government-Owned,
Government-Operated laboratories (GOGOs) and Federally Funded Research
and Development Centers (FFRDCs). Research awards pay for research
projects and supporting resources, including the salaries of the
principal investigators. The public input provided in response to this
Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop
best practices for agencies.
DATES: Responses must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2014, to
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods.
Downloadable form/email: To aid in information collection
and analysis, OSTP encourages responses to be provided by filling out
the downloadable form located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput and email that form, as
an attachment, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Interagency
Research Award'' in the subject line of the message.
Fax: (202) 456-6071.
Mail: Attn: Reynolds Skaggs, Office of Science and
Technology Policy, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20504.
Information submitted by postal mail should allow ample time for
processing by security.
Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need not reply to
all questions listed, but should indicate in their responses the number
of the question to which they are responding. Responses to this RFI,
including the names of the authors and their institutional
affiliations, if provided, may be posted online. OSTP therefore
requests that no business-proprietary information, copyrighted
information, or personally-identifiable information be submitted in
response to this RFI. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay
for response preparation, or for the use of any information contained
in the response.