OAR Laboratory Science Reviews

Laboratory science reviews are conducted to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in NOAA/OAR laboratories. These reviews help to strategically position laboratories in their planning of future science and are intended to ensure that laboratory research is linked to the NOAA Strategic Plan, remains relevant to the NOAA research mission and its priorities, and is consistent with NOAA planning, programming, and budgeting processes.

ARL’s next review is March 2022. Prior to that were a review in June 2016, and one was in May 2011.


2022 ARL Lab Review Agenda: March 22-24, 2022

11:00 AM ET start Day 1 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Day 2 Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Day 3 Thursday, March 24, 2022
Welcome and Introductions (20 min) OAR and Portfolio Overview (DAA, Portfolio Steward) (40 min) Lab/Program Director Presentation and Discussion (60 min) Theme 2 ( 1-Hour) (15 min overview presentation, 45 min discussion) Theme 3 ( 1-Hour) (15 min overview presentation, 45 min discussion)
Stakeholder Feedback Session (30 min; closed to ARL staff) Concurrent Sessions: Stakeholder Feedback Session (30 min)
Line Office Representative Feedback Session w/ Gary
Theme 1 1-Hour (15 min overview presentation, 45 min discussion) CI/Postdoc Session. 45 mins Review panel discussion (closed) (60 min)
Stakeholder Feedback Session (30 min; closed to ARL staff) Review panel discussion (closed) (30 min) Panel Reports Out to OAR/Lab Leadership (60 min)
Review panel discussion (no feds: closed) (30 min)