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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Section 1 – Introduction

1.1 The Panel's Mandate
1.2 Methodology

Section 2 – Current Patterns of Federal Science Activities

2.1 The Role and Nature of Federal S&T Activity
2.2 Scale and Distribution of Federal S&T Activity

Section 3 – S&T Linkages Involving Federal Laboratories, Academia and the Private Sector

3.1 Linkages with Academia
3.2 Linkages with the Private Sector
3.3 Inter-Sectoral Linkage Arrangements in Other Countries
3.4 Typologies of Alternative Management Arrangements

Section 4 – Identification of Early Candidates for New Management Arrangements

4.1 General Observations
4.2 Selection of Early Candidates
4.3 Overall Assessment of Proposals

Section 5 – A Framework for Inter-Sectoral S&T Integration (ISTI) Involving Federal Laboratories

5.1 Input from Roundtable Discussions and Stakeholder Consultations
5.2 A Framework for Assessing Opportunities for ISTI

Section 6 – Concluding Observations


Appendix I – Panel Membership and Terms of Reference
Appendix II – International Case Studies
Appendix III – Typologies of Alternative Management Arrangements
Appendix IV – Proposal Submission Template
Appendix V – Summary of Input on Inter-Sectoral S&T Integration
Appendix VI – A Note on Implementing New Management Arrangements
Appendix VII – List of Acronyms