Evaluations have been an integral part of all NIMBioS activities since the institute was established in 2008. Evaluation findings help inform NIMBioS program content and format as well as overall operations. Staff from the National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER) conduct evaluations of NIMBioS activities.
NISER, founded in 2016 as part of NIMBioS but now operating out of the University of Tennessee's Office of Research, provides quality evaluation services to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research and education sectors, including academic communities, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities. NISER's staff has experience in systems-level evaluation, a deep understanding of interdisciplinary team science, a professional collaborative approach to program evaluation and research, and the ability to untangle the complexity of large-scale STEM programs. NISER offers a range of data-driven services to best serve its clients' needs.
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