The U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) asked the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Research Council (NRC) to investigate and evaluate alternative approaches for organizing and managing cooperative research programs in naval engineering. In calling for the TRB study, ONR stressed the need to promote innovation, incorporate total systems concepts in naval engineering, and involve all stakeholders in decision making. Under the auspices of the Marine Board of TRB, the NRC convened the Committee on Options for Naval Engineering Cooperative Research. After hearing extensive presentations from experts, the committee undertook an analytical examination of the goals, objectives, and attributes of successful and effective organizational models for research. TRB Special Report 266 presents a synthesis of the information gathered by the committee, along with the committee's analyses. This article presents a summary of TRB Special Report 266, covering the following: goals and objectives; organizational models; findings; and operational considerations.

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  • Authors:
    • Garbini, S
    • Johnson, P
  • Publication Date: 2003-5


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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 42-45
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 226
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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  • Accession Number: 00960111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2003 12:00AM