According to the ATE Survey 2014, most project and center PIs meet with their evaluators occasionally or often. A striking difference between projects and centers, however, is that 22 percent of center PIs indicated they interacted continually with their evaluators, compared with just 4 percent of project PIs. At the other extreme, there were no center PIs who said they interacted only rarely with their evaluators, compared with 5 percent of project PIs.
Frequency of PI-Evaluator Interactions
Not surprisingly, the PIs who engage more frequently with their evaluators also spend more on evaluation. PIs who interact continually with their evaluators spend about three times as much on evaluation as those who do so only rarely.
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