Study Details Recent US R&D Growth

by National Science Foundation

New data collected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have resulted in an upward revision in the previously published 2011 U.S. research and development (R&D) performance total, and further expansion of U.S. R&D performance is indicated for 2012. These new data put U.S. R&D expenditures at $428.2 billion in 2011, an increase of $20.5 billion over 2010. The preliminary estimate of the 2012 U.S. total for R&D is $452.6 billion.

Sandia Labs Sign R&D Agreements with GE and Northrop Grumman

by Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has signed a pair of cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) that could broadly add to the labs’ research into combustion, defense, energy and nuclear security.

Activity-Based Management

by John K. Borchardt

Activity-based management (ABM) is an approach to management in which work process managers—in this case, lab managers at all levels—are given the responsibility and authority to continuously improve the planning and control of operations.

The Globalization of R&D

by John K. Borchardt

There are several forces driving globalization of R&D. The first is to better target the R&D needs and markets of other nations. A second is to spread the costs of large projects between two partners or more to reduce the risks and costs incurred by each partner. A third is to promote the sale of the R&D results to the countries in which the R&D took place.

How it Works: Managing R&D Data

by Agilent Technologies

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are essential tools for managing data for QA/QC/Process labs throughout the chemical and petroleum industries.