AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI) on the American
SUMMARY: On behalf of the National Science and Technology Council's
(NSTC's) Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE), the OSTP
requests input on actions that Federal agencies can take, working in
partnership with private industry, academic institutions, and non-
profit/philanthropic organizations, to maximize the quality and
effectiveness of the American research environment. Specific emphasis
is placed on ensuring that the research environment is welcoming to all
individuals and enables them to work safely, efficiently, ethically,
and with mutual respect, consistent with the values of free inquiry,
competition, openness, and fairness.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
11:59 p.m. ET on December 23, 2019.
ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be
submitted online to: the NSTC Executive Director, Chloe Kontos,
JCORE@ostp.eop.gov. Email submissions should be machine-readable [pdf,
word] and not copy-protected. Submissions should include "RFI
Response: JCORE" in the subject line of the message.
Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each individual or
institution is requested to submit only one response. Submission must
10 pages in 12 point or larger font, with a page number provided on
each page. Responses should include the name of the person(s) or
organization(s) filing the comment. Comments containing references,
studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely
published should include copies or electronic links of the referenced
It is suggested that no business proprietary information,
copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information be
submitted in response to this RFI.
In accordance with FAR 15.202(3), responses to this notice are not
offers and cannot be accepted by the Federal Government to form a
binding contract. Additionally, those submitting responses are solely
responsible for all expenses associated with response preparation.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, please
direct your questions to the NSTC Executive Director, Chloe Kontos,