Peer Review Best Practices Workshop, 4062-4063 [2010-1490]

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Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Peer Review Best Practices Workshop AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) funds a diverse portfolio of research, development, demonstration and deployment programs and has used a variety of peer review approaches to select the best projects to perform this work. To ensure that EERE continues to fund a robust portfolio, an information exchange will be held on recent studies of federal review processes and processes different federal and nonfederal organizations have chosen to select research and development projects, and on ‘‘best practices’’ for PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reviewing and selecting project proposals. The workshop will explore classic peer review processes such as those at NSF, NIH, and the DOE Office of Science for advanced research projects, as well as approaches like those of DARPA or NIST for projects focused on development and demonstration projects having significant industry cost share. To attend the meeting, please e-mail JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov. Please identify your affiliation and state whether or not you plan to provide comments during the public comment period. DATES: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. ADDRESSES: 1307 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005– 4722. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: To examine best practices for peer review of research, development, demonstration and deployment projects. Tentative Agenda (Subject To Change) 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9 a.m. Opening Remarks—Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE/EERE 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Bill Bonnvillian, MIT 9:45 a.m. Panel 1: Basic Science—NSF, NIH, DOE/SC, UCSB 11 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m. Panel 2: Applied Research, Technology Development—NIST, ARPA–E, ONR, MIT 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1 p.m. Panel 3: Corporate/Business— Dow, Other TBD 2:15 p.m. Roundtable 3 p.m. Public Comments 3:15 p.m. Adjourn Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the workshop and to make oral statements during a specified period for public comment. The public comment period will take place between 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on January 26, 2010. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, e-mail JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov. Please indicate if you will be attending the meeting, whether you want to make an oral statement, and what organization you represent (if appropriate). Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up for the public comment period. Oral comments should be limited to two minutes in length. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4063 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. If you would like to file a written statement, you may do so either by submitting a hard copy at the meeting or by submitting an electronic copy to JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review at http://eere.energy.gov. Issued at Washington, DC, on January 21, 2010. Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-1490]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Peer Review Best Practices Workshop

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 
(EERE) funds a diverse portfolio of research, development, 
demonstration and deployment programs and has used a variety of peer 
review approaches to select the best projects to perform this work. To 
ensure that EERE continues to fund a robust portfolio, an information 
exchange will be held on recent studies of federal review processes and 
processes different federal and non-federal organizations have chosen 
to select research and development projects, and on ``best practices'' 
for reviewing and selecting project proposals. The workshop will 
explore classic peer review processes such as those at NSF, NIH, and 
the DOE Office of Science for advanced research projects, as well as 
approaches like those of DARPA or NIST for projects focused on 
development and demonstration projects having significant industry cost 
share. To attend the meeting, please e-mail JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov. 
Please identify your affiliation and state whether or not you plan to 
provide comments during the public comment period.

DATES: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 1307 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005-
4722.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose of the Meeting: To examine best practices for peer review 
of research, development, demonstration and deployment projects.

Tentative Agenda (Subject To Change)

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. Opening Remarks--Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, DOE/EERE
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Bill Bonnvillian, MIT
9:45 a.m. Panel 1: Basic Science--NSF, NIH, DOE/SC, UCSB
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Panel 2: Applied Research, Technology Development--NIST, 
ARPA-E, ONR, MIT
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Panel 3: Corporate/Business--Dow, Other TBD
2:15 p.m. Roundtable
3 p.m. Public Comments
3:15 p.m. Adjourn
    Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the 
public are welcome to observe the business of the workshop and to make 
oral statements during a specified period for public comment. The 
public comment period will take place between 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. 
on January 26, 2010. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral 
statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, e-mail 
JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov. Please indicate if you will be attending the 
meeting, whether you want to make an oral statement, and what 
organization you represent (if appropriate). Members of the public will 
be heard in the order in which they sign up for the public comment 
period. Oral comments should be limited to two minutes in length.

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Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral 
statements on the agenda. If you would like to file a written 
statement, you may do so either by submitting a hard copy at the 
meeting or by submitting an electronic copy to 
JoAnn.Milliken@ee.doe.gov.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review at http://eere.energy.gov.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on January 21, 2010.
Henry Kelly,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.
[FR Doc. 2010-1490 Filed 1-25-10; 8:45 am]
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