Agencywide Evidence Building Activities

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an evidence-based organization with a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Evidence-building and evaluation activities (e.g., assessments, research, analysis) produce the evidence necessary to inform agency decisions for areas such as programs, policies, operations, and regulations.  The NRC is committed to meeting the intent of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 by evaluating the NRC’s effectiveness and efficiency to help achieve its mission. Evidence-building and evaluation activities conducted by the NRC are expected to adhere to the standards of rigor; relevance and utility; transparency; collaboration; independence and objectivity; and ethics, which are discussed in the NRC’s “Evidence-Building and Evaluation Policy Statement”.


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