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Suggested Citation:"Annex F Research Matrix." National Research Council. 2004. An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program: Project Methodology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11097.
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ANNEX F: Research Matrix SBIR Review Objectives Assessment of the program Consideration of operational improvements to the program quality of commercializat small business use of small program service to efficiency of program research ion of SBIR innovation / business design participants SBIR evaluation funded growth research to program research / (incl. advance administrati economic minority agency on and non- owned) missions economic benefits Questions * How does * What is the * How to * How to * Time and * How can * How to * How to the quality overall broaden increase award SBIR leverage evaluate of SBIR economic participati agency limits? * better economies SBIR funded impact of on and uptake Review serve of scale in success: research SBIR replenishi while process technolog program Appropriat compare funded ng continuing and y administra e that of research? contractor to support criteria? * entreprene tion while measures? other * What s? high-risk Intra- and urs? allowing Impact of governme fraction of * research? inter- * Lessons each skew in nt funded that Possibility agency from agency full returns? R&D? impact is of link interface? angels? manageme attributabl SBIR with * New Corporate nt e to SBIR state/regio funding R&D? autonomy funding? nal model to ? programs? build collaborati ve networks? Measures peer review sales; follow- patent counts agency ? ? speed of [all] scores, up funding and other procureme response publicatio (e.g. angel, IP / nt of to n counts, VC, employme products applicants; citation corporate); nt or job resulting administra analyses drug growth, from SBIR tive cost developme number of work per dollar nt new awarded progress; technolog IPOs y firms 58

Key * Difficulty * Skew of * Measures of Major inter- Documenting * Response * Shift from * Appropriate research both of returns: actual agencies / time paper to implement issues / measuring estimates success difference addressin * Ease of electronic ation of challeng quality and of returns failure s in use of g the application program GPRA in es of invariably (both SBIR to problem of * Outreach manageme this identifying dominated project meet "backwate activities nt context? proper by a few and firm agency r" status * reference big level) missions of SBIR Possibility group "winners"` * programs of using * Relationsh within some Significant ip of agencies funds for inter- Federal program agency and state administra and inter- programs tion industry in this difference context s Desired * SBIR is working better* Projects are being tracked* Measures exist of long-term impacts outcom es 59

Assessment of the program Consideration of operational improvements to the program commercializatio use of small n of SBIR funded small business business efficiency of quality of research / innovation / service to program research to program design SBIR program research economic and growth (incl. participants evaluation advance agency administration non-economic minority owned) missions benefits Phase I survey X X X X Phase II survey X X X X X survey of "program X X X X X managers" case studies X X X X X X agency program X X X X X X studies proposed study of X X X X X X X repeat winners proposed bibliometric analysis comparing SBIR firms with X X X (similar) non-SBIR firms 60

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In response to a Congressional mandate, the National Research Council conducted a review of the SBIR program at the five federal agencies with SBIR programs with budgets in excess of $100 million (DOD, NIH, NASA, DOE, and NSF). The project was designed to answer questions of program operation and effectiveness, including the quality of the research projects being conducted under the SBIR program, the commercialization of the research, and the program's contribution to accomplishing agency missions. This report describes the proposed methodology for the project, identifying how the following tasks will be carried out: 1) collecting and analyzing agency databases and studies; 2) surveying firms and agencies; 3) conducting case studies organized around a common template; and 4) reviewing and analyzing survey and case study results and program accomplishments. Given the heterogeneity of goals and procedures across the five agencies involved, a broad spectrum of evaluative approaches is recommended.

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