Time Change: The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, September 9, 2020   [open pdf - 9MB]

This is the September 9, 2020 hearing on "Time Change: The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research," held before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology. From the opening statement of Chairwoman Haley Stevens: "We're here today to discuss the impact of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] on innovation as it relates to our academic system. [...] [F]ederally funded research conducted on university campuses across the Nation is certainly a critical driver of our country's innovation, economic development, pairing with the private sector and government partners to jump start new technology and scientific breakthroughs. The COVID-19 crisis sent shockwaves through this ecosystem very early on[.] [...] University administrators, research facility managers, faculty, post-docs, and students are still reeling from some of the profound disruptions to their work, and still making their way to adapt amid persistent uncertainty, and the duration of how long this pandemic will go on. [...] [T]wo bipartisan bills [...] propose a great approach [...] to meeting the urgent needs to help universities and academic researchers recover from this crisis. The 'RISE [Research Investment to Spark the Economy] Act', which authorizes $26 billion in emergency relief funding for science agencies to support full cost extension of research grants so that we don't literally lose years of research. [...] And then the 'Supporting Early Career Researchers Act' creates a $250 million fellowship program at the National Science Foundation (NSF)." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph Walsh, David Stone, Theresa Mayer, and Ryan Muzzio.

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