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September 1, 2021

DOE Issues RFI For Assessing National And International Standing Of BER Basic Research

Lynn L Bergeson

By Lynn L. Bergeson 

On August 18, 2021, DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Program issued a request for information (RFI) seeking input on technical and logistical pathways that would enhance BER’s research portfolio in comparison to similar international research efforts. The BER Program is DOE’s coordinating office for research on biological systems, bioenergy, environmental science, and Earth system science. Written comments and information must be submitted by October 31, 2021, by e-mail only to The e-mail subject line should read “BER research benchmarking.”