September 23, 2015

New Report on Regulation of Federally Funded Research

In response to concerns that regulation of federally funded research has become overly burdensome to the nation’s scientific enterprise, Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study of federal regulations and reporting requirements directed at research universities and to develop a new framework for regulation.

The National Academy of Sciences Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements released Part 1 of a two-part report, Optimizing The Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century. The report identifies specific actions Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and research institutions should take to reduce the regulatory burden.

The report is available online. For more information, see the press release and Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century.