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NCJ Number: 248700 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ R&D Portfolio Management and Technology Transition Support: Report Summary
Corporate Author: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
United States of America
Date Published: July 2014
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-DN-BX-K564
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) documents the purpose of and processes related to the management of the National Institution of Justice’s (NIJ’s) research and development (R&D) portfolio, so as to increase the impact for forensic applications.
Abstract: The intent of the R&D management process is to ensure the successful transition of the technology from the R&D laboratory to the forensic practitioner’s laboratory or field application. FTCoE’s NIJ R&D portfolio management consists of seven activities: the input of NIJ-sponsored R&D grants into a database; the filtering of the database to exclude basic research; an analysis of the performance data; triage that quickly considers opportunities for practitioner implementation; the execution of additional assessment and planning; support for the transition of R&D results to forensic practice; and the communication of successful transitions. This report describes the procedures involved in each of these aspects of the R&D portfolio management procedures. The report also advises that the FTCoE will continue to streamline and improve the process and identify opportunities to assist with technology evaluations and technology adoption and implementation by forensic laboratories and criminal justice agencies. 9 figures
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Forensic Laboratories; Information dissemination; Organization development; Research and development; Technology transfer
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