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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Decision Support System for Research Funding Type.
Author Ege, G. ; Oldham, C. B. ; Princiotta, F. T. ;
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-813527; EPA/600/D-87/235;
Stock Number PB87-212791
Additional Subjects Research management ; Government funds ; Decision making ; Mathematical models ; Contracted services ; Pollution ; Financing ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-212791 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 11p
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.