Good Transformations: Ambiguity and the NSF's Experiment with 'Transformative' Research

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This article discusses a recent workshop on Transformative Research held at the headquarters of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia.

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Creation Date: March 22, 2012
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Holbrook, J. Britt

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Barr, Kelli R.

University of North Texas

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Frodeman, Robert

University of North Texas

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This article discusses a recent workshop on Transformative Research held at the headquarters of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia.

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Abstract: This article discusses a recent workshop on Transformative Research held at the headquarters of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia. The authors led the two-day workshop to once again raise the question of the meaning of "transformative research" (TR). TR has come to encapsulate an increasingly central question across both U.S. and foreign science agencies: In a hypercompetitive global economy, with pressing challenges in many areas (energy, food, water, disease, etc.), how can we do a better job of picking research projects that are true game changers?

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Keyword(s): transformative research | peer review | science policies
Source: Science Progress, 2012, Washington DC: Center for American Progress
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Publication Title: Science Progress