Accession Number : ADA562153
Title : Edgewood Chemical Biological Center In-House Laboratory Independent Research Program Annual Report FY11
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD
Report Date : Jan 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 134
Abstract : The In-House Laboratory Independent Research (ILIR) program is specifically designed to foster increased innovation within the ECBC Basic Research portfolio. The purpose of the ILIR program is to fund innovative basic research projects that are high risk and have high potential payoff for fulfilling Army needs. The Department of Defense (DoD) defines basic research as the systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products in mind. ECBC views the ILIR program as a critical part of its efforts to ensure a high level of basic science, foster innovation in the areas of chemistry and biology, and mentor junior investigators in the art and practice of new technological innovations and new phenomenology at the boundaries of chemistry, biology, mathematics, or physics that will result in additional insights and advances in support of CBRNE defense missions. The ILIR program solicits innovative proposals from the Center s principal investigators (PI) that correspond to ECBC s critical core capability areas: Inhalation Toxicology, Filtration Science, Threat Agent Chemistry and Bioscience, Aerosol Physics, and Agent Spectroscopy/Algorithm Development. Proposals are first reviewed internally by the Branch and Division Chiefs for their technical innovation, alignment to Army/ECBC S&T topic areas, and programmatic completeness. The proposals are then reviewed and critiqued by a panel comprised of resident and external Department of the Army members of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service, chief and/or senior scientists from other DoD organizations, and civilian and military faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy.
Descriptors : *ARMY RESEARCH , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , AEROSOLS , ALGORITHMS , ALIGNMENT , ARMY , BIOLOGY , BOUNDARIES , CHEMICALS , CHEMISTRY , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , FILTRATION , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MISSIONS , ORGANIZATIONS , PANELS , PHYSICS , SCIENTISTS , SPECTROSCOPY , THREATS , TOXICOLOGY , UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Forces and Organizations
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