Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)

Research Applications Program
Development Testbed Center

1.How would you characterize the nature of your research? Please select only one.
OptionCountPercent
1. Basic2213.1%
2. Mostly basic with a small amount of applied4225.0%
3. Mostly applied with a small amount of basic5733.93%
4. Applied4727.98%
Total168100%
Median:  3.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  168Maximum value:  4
2.Are there atmospheric research activities taking place in your institution that you think have potential applications to society?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes14687.43%
2. No42.4%
3. Don’t know or unsure1710.18%
Total167100%
Median:  1.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  167Maximum value:  3
3.Does your department or institution have a program of technology transfer?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes7444.58%
2. No3621.69%
3. Don’t know or not sure5633.73%
Total166100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  166Maximum value:  3
4.Are you aware of any technology transfer programs in your area of research?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes7044.87%
2. No8655.13%
Total156100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  156Maximum value:  2
5.How, in your opinion, is applied research (and its associated technology transfer) viewed within the atmospheric research community?
OptionCountPercent
1. Uninteresting, to be avoided32.0%
2. Potentially interesting, but usually comes with too many strings attached (e.g., firm deliverables and rigid schedules)5536.67%
3. Pursued, if necessary, to obtain funding4026.67%
4. Exciting and actively pursued as part of a balanced research program5234.67%
Total150100%
Median:  3.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  150Maximum value:  4
6.NSF emphasizes “merit review criteria,” one of which addresses the “broader impacts of proposed activity,” placing emphasis on the utility of the research and its potential benefit to society.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the greatest impact, how has this requirement affected the nature of proposals you have submitted?
Lowest Impact12345Greatest ImpactTotal
Count1411442913111
Percent12.61%9.91%39.64%26.13%11.71%100%
Average:  3.14Minimum value:  1Variance:  1.32
Median:  3.0Maximum value:  5Std. deviation:  1.15
a.Has your department or institution become more involved with this area of research since the 9/11 incident?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes5032.68%
2. No6139.87%
3. Not sure4227.45%
Total153100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  153Maximum value:  3
b.If yes, what is the degree of increased involvement?
OptionCountPercent
1. Significant involvement1727.42%
2. Moderate involvement2438.71%
3. Only minor involvement2133.87%
Total62100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  62Maximum value:  3
c.If yes, does your department or institution engage in classified applied research in this area?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes2231.43%
2. No4868.57%
Total70100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  70Maximum value:  2