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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Deadline Extended for Responses to NSB's RFI on Reducing Administrative Burdens

Over the past decade two Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Faculty Workload Surveys (2005 and 2012) indicate that administrative burdens associated with Federal research funding are consuming roughly 42% of an awardee’s available research time. To help address these issues, the National Science Board (Board) recently created a Task Force on Administrative Burdens. The Task Force is seeking recommendations from principal investigators for reducing the administrative workload associated with their Federal awards. Responses to this RFI will be considered as the Board develops recommendations to ensure investigators’ administrative workload is at an appropriate level.

Responses to this RFI will be accepted through June 7, 2013. Email addresses will be anonymized and responses kept confidential consistent with our obligations to comply with a judicial or administrative subpoena, or a FOIA request pursuant to 5 USC § 552. Please note that any personal information contained within the body of the email/response (i.e. signature lines) will be retained if not deleted by the sender. Any questions or inquiries should be sent to: Administrative-Reform-Inquiries@nsf.gov.

For more information about the Taskforce on Administrative Burdens, please visit the Taskforce home page.

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