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Workshop Coordination

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To facilitate discussion among members of the scientific community, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) coordinates workshops that link a diverse pool of expertise, opinions and perspectives.

As venues for fostering collaboration among colleagues and across agencies, workshops can have an influence on decision-making and can be the driver behind issuing a public solicitation. Workshops provide venues for funded investigators to highlight their work, often drawing insights from colleagues on results and interpretations, or help expose gaps in knowledge that may be addressed by a new solicitation.

Equally valuable are the workshops conducted periodically throughout a project or at a program’s conclusion, which offer participants and program managers an opportunity to evaluate program accomplishments, discuss progress to date and further refine future directions.

ORISE has a long history of arranging productive meetings. Some of our capabilities include:

  • Accommodating multiple funding sources and facilitating cost-sharing arrangements
  • Negotiating facility contracts in the best interest of the sponsor
  • Developing meeting-related websites and Web-based registration
  • Organizing abstract books and proceedings