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Jurisdiction - Research & Technology

The Subcommittee on Research and Technology has jurisdiction over the following subject matters:

  • All matters relating to science policy and science education
  • The office of science and technology policy 
  • All scientific research, and scientific and engineering resources (including human resources) 
  • All matters relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education
  • Intergovernmental mechanisms for research, development, and demonstration and cross‐cutting programs 
  • International scientific cooperation 
  • National science foundation
  • University research policy, including infrastructure and overhead 
  • University research partnerships, including those with industry 
  • Science scholarships 
  • Computing, communications, networking, and information technology 
  • Research and development relating to health, biomedical, and nutritional programs 
  • Research, development, and demonstration relating to nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanotechnology
  • Agricultural, geological, biological and life sciences research 
  • Materials research, development, demonstration, and policy 
  • All matters relating to competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation 
  • Standardization of weights and measures, including technical standards, standardization, and conformity assessment 
  • Measurement, including the metric system of measurement 
  • The technology administration of the department of commerce 
  • The national institute of standards and technology 
  • The national technical information service 
  • Competitiveness, including small business competitiveness 
  • Tax, antitrust, regulatory and other legal and governmental policies related to technological development and commercialization 
  • Technology transfer, including civilian use of defense technologies 
  • Patent and intellectual property policy 
  • International technology trade 
  • Research, development, and demonstration activities of the department of transportation 
  • Surface and water transportation research, development, and demonstration programs 
  • Earthquake programs and fire research programs, including those related to wildfire proliferation research and prevention 
  • Biotechnology policy 
  • Research, development, demonstration, and standards‐related activities of the department of homeland security 
  • Small business innovation research and technology transfer 
  • Voting technologies and standards 
  • Other appropriate matters as referred by the chair
  • Relevant oversight