Accession Number : ADA296956

Title :   Technical and Analytical Support for the U.S. Army Research Institute.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 85-Jun 88,

Corporate Author : CONSORTIUM OF UNIVERSITIES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ruskin, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA296956

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The objective of this contract was to provide technical and analytical support for the conduct of U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) inhouse research. Area universities, through their membership in the Consortium of Universities, contributed to a wide variety of research projects and provided various technical and analytical support services. The majority of the support services were provided by Consortium Research Fellows (CRFs), graduate students in the social sciences employed by the Consortium to act as research assistants to the scientists at ARI. Other services provided included sharing the Consortium's faculty expertise database, which allows ARI to search on-line and identify persons with particular expertise, experience, or capabilities necessary to provide assis tance on a given research task. ARI was given access to faculty expertise and laboratory facilities at Consortium institutions to cooperate in research projects directed by ART scientists, and Senior Consortium Research Fellows (SCRFs) provided assistance to ARI. The impact of the Consortium's assistance to ARI has been felt in the increased number of CRFs and SCRFs over the 3-year period, in the increased (Continued) number of scientific disciplines represented by CRFs over the 3-year period, in the total number of hours worked by Consortium personnel, in the number of ARI scientists who have acted as "mentors" to CRFs, in the number and quality of research publications resulting from professional relationships between contract personnel and ARI scientists, in the use of Consortium personnel for field research, and in the number and variety of outreach activities associated with the contract.

Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH, DATA BASES, CONTRACTS, FACILITIES, QUALITY, SEARCHING, DOCUMENTS, ACCESS, LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITIES, INSTRUCTORS, PERSONNEL, ONLINE SYSTEMS, CONSORTIUMS, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE