12 December 2011
CRCA: Impact and Benchmarking Studies Commence
Two important studies have started that will have implications for the future of the Cooperative Research Program. The Allen Consulting Group has commenced a Study of the Impact of Cooperative Research Centres, commissioned by the Federal Government. The Study follows the 2005 and 2006 Impact Studies of the Program but with the major difference that environmental and social impacts will also be taken into consideration. The previous two studies only considered economic impact of the CRC Program. The Allen Consulting Group will undertake the study.
The CRC Association is highly supportive of the Impact Study and we are encouraging both current and past CRCs to take the time to provide input. CRCA is taking part in a steering committee for the project, which also includes representatives from the Federal Finance and Treasury Departments and the policy arm of DIISR.