Mon, Jul 13 |

NIH FAES TECH 072 | Science and Technology Policy Analysis

Science and Technology Policy Analysis – Analyzing the Societal Implications of Research and Communicating the Results to Policymakers and the Public To register for this event, go to the following website:
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Time & Location

Jul 13, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 16, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT

About the Event

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July 13, 2020 to July 16, 2020

9:00am - 12:00pm


Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7977 for space availability.

Overview Researchers are frequently asked to describe the potential societal implications of their research when applying for fellowships, proposing for research funds, or writing a research paper that is the result of that funding.  Yet to write that section, they often need a better understanding of society and public policy, including regulations, which is not always the case.

This interactive virtual workshop will provide the following information over four mornings (9am to 12pm on July 13-16, 2020).

  • Day 1: Science, technology, and innovation history and policy in the United States with a focus on the National Institutes of Health and how it relates to the expectations that policymakers and the public have of the research community today.  Additional federal research agencies, as determined by class interest, will also be discussed
  • Day 2: The role that the White House; Congress; federal, state, and local government agencies; foundations; business and industry; and non-governmental organizations play in the implementation of science, technology, and innovation policy.
  • Day 3: Policy analysis techniques and the application of those techniques to student’s research activities or another topic of choice.
  • Day 4: Communication techniques to effectively provide the policy analysis results of student’s research (or selected topic) to policymakers and the public.

OPTIONAL- On the fifth day (July 17, 2020), students will have the option for a brief private written or virtual session (based on class size), providing feedback on the communication results activity developed on Day 4.

This workshop will prepare students interested in careers in research, government, policymaking, or program management.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what is meant by societal implications of research and its role in fellowship and research proposals and journal articles;
  • Explain the role the White House, Congress, agencies, foundations, business and industry, and non-governmental organizations play in policy implementation;
  • Develop policy analysis and communication skills to describe the results of their research to policymakers and the public.
  • Utilize those techniques for research activities to write a societal implications section for proposals and journal articles.

General Training Rate* $495.00 Discounted Training Rates* $195.00-NIH Trainees (Fellows, PostDocs, PostBacs, Graduate Students working at any NIH Campus ONLY) $295.00-NIH Community (Working, Appointed, or Assigned to any NIH Campus ONLY) $395.00-Academia, US Government, US Military *Special Introductory Prices

Refund Policy 100% tuition refund for registrations canceled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop. 50% tuition refund for registrations canceled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop. No refund will be issued for registrations canceled 3 calendar days or less prior to the start of the workshop.

Notification All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.  All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

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