The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is a cooperative initiative among federal agencies and institutional recipients of federal funds. According to the FDP website its purpose is to for the agencies and recipients to work together to reduce the administrative burden research grants and contracts place on faculty and universities, . The FDP addresses topics such as the peer-review process, research involving human subject,s and administrative support for grant recipients. FDP members have the chance to develop and test potential changes to streamline and improve federal policies.
The University of Idaho joined the Federal Demonstration Partnership in May 2014.
Being part of the FDP gives the University of Idaho the opportunity to have a voice in federal decisions that affect research and researchers. One faculty member and two OSP staff members represent the University at three annual FDP meetings, where they meet with the decision-makers from the federal agencies that sponsor and regulate research.
For more information about the FDP, visit the FDP website.