About the series
The National Science Board (NSB), which establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and recommends and encourages the pursuit of national policies for the promotion of research and education in science and engineering, recently established a Task Force on Administrative Burdens that is charged with examining faculty administrative workload as it relates to federally sponsored research. The Task Force also is interested in identifying opportunities to reduce burden while maintaining accountability and oversight.
The NSB Task Force has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking recommendations from principal investigators for reducing the administrative workload associated with their Federal awards. Responses to the RFI will be considered as the Board develops recommendations to ensure investigators' administrative workload is at an appropriate level.
The Task Force will be conducting a series of Roundtable Discussions to elicit feedback directly from faculty and administrators. To attend this roundtable discussion, please send an e-mail to Administrative-Reform-Inquiries@nsf.gov. The Roundtable Discussion will take place as follows:
|Winthrop Street Function Hall
|51 Winthrop Street
|Medford, MA 02155