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    ED 449 013 SE 064 354

    TITLE Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities, 1998. Topical Report.

    INSTITUTION National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.

    REPORT NO NSF-01-301 PUB DATE 2000-10-00 NOTE 256p.; For previous version, see ED 403 155. Leslie

    Christovich was the project director. The 1998 Survey was developed by Ann T. Lanier. The survey was conducted by The Gallop Organization (contract number SRS-9317363). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsored and funded the project. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) was the project subcontractor.

    AVAILABLE FROM National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Tel: 301-947-2722; e-mail: For full text:

    PUB TYPE Numerical/Quantitative Data (110) -- Reports Research (143) -- Tests/Questionnaires (160)

    EDRS PRICE MF01/PC11 Plus Postage. DESCRIPTORS Biomedicine; Educational Facilities; *Engineering; Facility

    Improvement; *Facility Requirements; Facility Utilization Research; Financial Support; Higher Education; *Maintenance; *Science Facilities; Sciences; *Statistical Data

    IDENTIFIERS *National Science Foundation


    On a biennial basis since 1986, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has collected data on issues related to Science and Engineering (S&E)' research facilities at U.S. colleges, universities, and biomedical institutions. This report presents the major findings from the 1998 survey and provides a summary of the changes that took place between the 1988 and 1998 surveys. A brief description of the study's methods precedes a discussion of its major findings, which include the amount and distribution of research space, adequacy of the amount of research space and its condition, the construction of S&E research space, the repair/renovation of S&E research facilities, sources of funds for S&E research facilities projects, deferred construction and repair/renovation, minority-serving institutions, animal research facilities, and biomedical research facilities. Appendices contain technical notes, a list of the sampled institutions, the survey questionnaire, a reference list, detailed statistical tables, and a glossary. (YDS)

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    Topical Report

    Leslie Christovich, Project Director

    Division of Science Resources Studies

    Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

    National Science Foundation October 2000

  • National Science Foundation Rita R. Colwell Director

    Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Norman M. Bradburn Director

    Division of Science Resources Studies Lynda T. Carlson Mary J. Frase Division Director Deputy Director

    Ronald S. Fecso Chief Statistician

    Research and Development Statistics Program John E. Jankowski Program Director


    The Division of Science Resources Studies ( SRS ) fulfills the legislative mandate of the National Science Foundation Act to ...

    provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal Government...

    To carry out this mandate, SRS designs, supports, and directs periodic surveys as well as a variety of other data collections and research projects. These surveys yield the materials for SRS staff to compile, analyze, and disseminate quantitative information about domestic and international resources devoted to science, engineering, and technology.

    If you have any comments or suggestions about this or any other SRS product or report, we would like to hear from you. Please direct your comments to:

    National Science Foundation Division of Science Resources Studies 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 965 Arlington, VA 22230 Telephone: (703) 292-8780 Fax: (703) 292-9592 email:

    Suggested Citation National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities, 1998, NSF 01-301, Project Officer, Leslie Christovich (Arlington, VA 2000).

    October 2000

    SRS data are available through the World Wide Web ( http: // /sbe /srs /stats.htm). For more information about obtaining reports, contact or call (301) 947-2722. For NSF's Telephonic Device for the Deaf, dial (703) 292-5090.

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    The 1998 Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities was developed and guided by Ann T. Lanier, Senior Science Resources Analyst, Research and Development Statistics Program (RDS), Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation (NSF), under the direction of John Jankowski, RDS Program Director. Guidance and review were provided by Jeanne Griffith, Director, SRS. Leslie Christovich, Director, Academic Infrastructure Project, SRS guided final drafts of the report through review. The text was edited by Anne Houghton, Publications Manager, SRS with assistance from Julia Harriston and Tanya Gore. Laurie Leonard and Jerrilyn Heller of EDO Technology Services and Analysis provided composition services for this report.

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsored the project and provided significant fmancial support as well as guidance and review, under the direction of Paul Seder, NIH Office of Science Policy and Technology Transfer and Judith Vaitukaitis, M.D., Director, National Center for Research Resources.

    An Expert Advisory Panel contributed to the survey design, the analysis plan, and the review of this report. Members included the following:

    Lynda Brewer, Educational Facility Planner, University of California-Irvine

    Jaleh Daie, Professor of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    William A. Daigneau, Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer, University of TexasMD Anderson Cancer Center

    John Daniel, Professor of Sociology, Howard University

    Bruce Gillars, Manager, Space Planning/ Management, University of Utah

    David A. Goodwin, Director of Capital Budgeting, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Robert McGhee, Institute Architect and Senior Facilities Officer, Howard Hughes Institute

    Alexander McQuilkin, Associate Vice President, Facilities, Chapman University

    Julie T. Norris, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Earl S. Richardson, President, Morgan State University

    Patricia Seller-Wolff, Associate, Kirksey and Partners Architects

    James E. Swartz, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of Chemistry, Grinnell College

    William R. Tibbs, Jr., Principal, Tibbs Associates

    Jacqueline Wender, Assistant to the President, Stanford University

    Karen Yarbrough, Vice President for Research and Planning, The University of Southern Mississippi

    In addition, NSF sought advice on the development of the survey from higher education association and university representatives, who graciously provided information of considerable importance to the success of the project.

    The 1998 survey was conducted by The Gallup Organization of Rockville, Maryland, under contract to NSF (Contract Number SRS-9317363). Gregory Gaertner served as Gallup's overall Project Director; Jennifer Spielvogel led field operations; Manas Chattopadhyay was the project statistician; and Yonghe Yang directed the data processing for the survey.

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) served as the subcontractor for the project. Rita Kirshstein headed the AIR team, which included Barbara Lovitts, Elizabeth Rowe, Michael Simone, and Sterlina D. Harper.

    NSF and the project team also acknowledge the indispensable contributions of the many officials and staff members at the sample institutions who completed the survey questionnaires.






    Highlights 23

    Introduction 23

    Findings 24

    Amount of S&E Space 24

    Amount of S&E Space Used for Research 24

    Changes in the Amount of S&E Research Space 25

    Amount of Leased S&E Space 26

    Distribution of Research Space Across S&E Fields 26

    S&E Research Space by Field 27



    Highlights 29

    Introduction 29

    Findings 30

    Adequacy of the Amount of S&E Research Space for Current Research Commitments 30

    Need for Additional S&E Research Space 31

    Condition of S&E Research Space 32

    Amount of S&E R