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Senate Report Highlights CBCRP as a Model Funding Program

In “Optimizing Public Benefits From State-Funded Research”, CBCRP is lauded for its adaptability and flexibility.

In March 2018, the California Senate Office of Research released a report highlighting key principles for maximizing benefits to the public from state-funded research programs. The report holds up CBCRP as a model program, especially for its ability to nimbly balance investments in both basic and applied research.

The report was requested by Senator Bob Weichowski, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation. In his statement on the report, Senator Weichowski also highlights CBCRP as an example of an effective state-based research program.

The report identifies nine key principles for designing state-funded research programs, and three necessary components for optimal performance. The report’s findings are based on a literature review and interviews with 42 scientists and leaders from 21 institutions.

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