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Research and Development

Give a Man a Fish...

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has announced it is setting up a new Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation division in Washington. Its purpose will be to encourage policy makers to utilize evidence and data in their decision making. But not just encourage. According to the press release, it wants evidence and data to be "the primary factor" in policy makers' decisions.

When Will We Reach Our 1962 Moment in Education?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.23.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

To reach our 1962 moment will require sustained investment in development, evaluation, and scale-up of proven programs in all subjects and grade levels, and a change of policies to encourage the use of proven programs. I hope our 1962 moment is coming soon. To bring it closer, we have a lot of work to do, in innovation, evaluation, policy, and practice.

One Small Step for Washington, One Giant Leap for Children

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

At one of the most divisive political moments in our nation's history, in a piece of legislation that itself is controversial and has failed to be reauthorized despite numerous attempts over the past six years, a bipartisan amendment providing for education innovation and research sailed through a Senate committee.

The Role of Research in Limited Government

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Just as Jeb Bush and others in his party seem to be recognizing that research and development are among the few education-related activities that should remain at the federal level, the Republican-controlled Congress is proposing to eliminate the Investing in Innovation (i3) program and cut back other federal investments in research and development.

Protect Inventors or Take Down Trolls? Patent Reform with Senator John Cornyn, CEO Innovestion, and Rackspace

Maya Horgan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Maya Horgan

Senator John Cornyn, Rackspace, and CEO-General Council Kevin Fiur share their insights on a few impending policies that will liberate the entrepreneur... or facilitate idea stealing.

Innovation Is Not an "Extender"

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Hiding behind the price tag is budget gimmickry at best. If those tax provisions were spending programs, most would be automatically extended without the need to "pay for" them.

World's Most Innovative Companies

Christopher King | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Christopher King

Asia declares a new primacy on the list, particularly with Japanese firms and, perhaps most notable of all, the first China-based company to make the annual ranking. Concurrently, some traditional powers, including the United States and France, have ceded representation among the Top 100.

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

Seven Reasons Congress Must Reauthorize America COMPETES

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Innovation -- the process of introducing new products, services, and processes to the marketplace -- is critical to economic competitiveness.

Sam Stein

The Scientific Research Community Is Still Freaking Out About Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months after Congress restored some of the deep spending cuts it had made to scientific research budgets, scientists are warning that th...

10 Global Research And Development Projects Changing Arts & Culture

Guardian Professional | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

Research and Development (R&D) projects can provide arts organisations with a robust framework that brings arts, technology and rigorous research toge...

US Biomedical Research: We Must Reverse a Decade of Neglect

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

As an HIV physician, I began my career early in the AIDS epidemic. I held my patients' hands as they cried when receiving their diagnosis. And when protease inhibitors were licensed and "triple therapy" became the norm, I could help patients plan how they would live, rather than how they would die.

Cybersecurity Industry Interview With Xerox's Chuck Brooks

Brian E. Finch | Posted 01.21.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

"The cyber threat reaches far beyond Al Qaeda, and includes various criminal enterprises and adversarial nation states. As the sophistication of the threats grows, we must be able to continually counteract them."

Sam Stein

Advocates Search For Next Steps After Budget Falls Short On Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointed with the level of funding devoted to biomedical research in the new omnibus spending bill, some lawmakers are already schem...

Sam Stein

The Budget Deal Came Out And The Scientific Research Community Isn't Thrilled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially...

Mutually Assured Survival

Amy Larkin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Amy Larkin

We cannot be timid. The myriad consequences of climate change are already compromising national security and financial stability.

Sam Stein

Study: America Losing Its Global Dominance In Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its global dominance in the field of biomedical research, and sequestration is only partially to blame. ...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

The One Percent Is Hogging So Much of Our Income That It's Holding the Economy Back

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The reason is quite simple: Those workers are also consumers. When the 99 percent earn more, they spend more, and the one percent can produce more and earn more themselves.

Sam Stein

Top Docs Ramp Up Lobbying Campaign To End Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a potential budget deal that could, for the first time in several years, see an increase in the topline spending of the fe...

The U.S. Provides Plenty Of International Aid, But To All The Wrong Places

Posted 11.22.2013 | World

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the United States has launched a thorough and concerted relief effort that flies in the face of ...

Long-term Business Success Means Seeing the Future

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

To ensure long-term success, you must engage in a comprehensive examination of your business that includes evaluating the past and "visioning" the future. This process involves what you have done and what you need to do to ensure that it has the "legs" to sustain itself.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Has Nearly 20 Percent of Scientists Contemplating Moving Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving le...

Sam Stein

NIH Director On Sequestration: Lives Are On The Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- In his first-floor office in the main building of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the institu...