||Decision Support System for Research Funding Type.
Ege, G. ;
Oldham, C. B. ;
Princiotta, F. T. ;
||North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Research management ;
Government funds ;
Decision making ;
Mathematical models ;
Contracted services ;
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The paper reports the results of the first 2 years of a 3-year effort in developing a decision support system for considering inhouse vs. extramural funding of projects in government research and development organizations. The first year's effort concentrated on developing a preliminary decision model based on simplified assumptions in order to analyze the unstructured decision process used and to help decision makers become more aware of their decision environment through the use of a simple yet formal decision model prototype. This preliminary model was developed and implemented in an EPA research and development laboratory. In the second year, the simplifying assumptions were relaxed and the knowledge gained through the preliminary model implementation was incorporated into the design of a more comprehensive decision support system.