Common Fund Evaluation and Assessment

Assessment and Evaluation Philosophy

The NIH Common Fund believes assessment and evaluation are essential to planning, improving, and maintaining the quality of our science programs. They can ensure accountability of programs and build a case for future science investments. These webpages provide access to formal evaluations, bibliometric analyses, and ongoing programmatic assessment and describe our assessment approach and methodologies. 

To obtain a 360-degree view of complex systems, we use multiple sources of information, employ multi-platform, mixed-method designs. This includes triangulation of data from multiple sources of data gathered during program planning, implementation, and close-out. Data sources include input from science experts, NIH leadership and staff, tool and resource users, publication analysis, portfolio review, landscape analysis, site visits, program documents, and others. 

This page last reviewed on April 18, 2019