Evaluation of the National Institute for Nanotechnology: final evaluation report, February 2, 2016

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/23001367
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AbstractThis report presents the results of the evaluation of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) for the period 2008-09 to 2013-14. NINT is a nanotechnology research and development facility based in Edmonton. It operates as a joint initiative between the University of Alberta, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada, through the National Research Council (NRC). The study was carried out by an independent evaluation team from NRC Office of Audit and Evaluation. The work of the evaluation team was supported by an Evaluation Advisory Committee which included representatives from the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta as well as the NRC. The evaluation addressed the core evaluation issues of value-for- money of NINT, including relevance, performance and resource utilization. The evaluation methods included interviews, administrative and performance data review, comparison study, bibliometric study and case studies. In addition, an international peer review committee was convened to assess NINT’s past performance. The key findings have been summarized and are presented below, along with the recommendations. Management has responded to the six recommendations, which is provided in Section 7.
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