On June 29, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced the results of the 2016 National Key Laboratory of Biotechnology and Medicine. In 2016, the Ministry of Science and Technology commissioned the China Biotechnology Development Center to collaborate with the Life Science Society of the China Association for Science and Technology to conduct an independent evaluation of 75 national key laboratories in the biological and medical fields. After evaluation, 20 laboratories were rated as outstanding national key laboratories; 46 laboratories were rated as good national key laboratories. Of particular concern is that one laboratory failed the assessment and eight laboratories requested rectification.
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The total funding is 20.8 billion yuan, 29 new academicians, and 274 people in the "Thousand Talents Program"
In addition to publishing the results of the assessment, the Notice also informs the five-year overall development of the National Key Laboratory of Biology and Medicine. The "Notice" pointed out that during the assessment period, the total funding of 75 laboratories was 20.8 billion yuan, of which 15.5 billion yuan was allocated for national science and technology tasks, accounting for 74% of the total funds of the laboratory, with an average of more than 278 million yuan.
A total of 15 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences were added to 75 laboratories, accounting for half of the newly added academicians in the Department of Life Sciences and Medical Sciences during the assessment period; 14 new academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering were added.
64 new innovation teams and key innovation teams from the National Natural Science Foundation of China were added; 193 new national key basic research development plans (973 plan), national high-tech research and development plan (863 plan) and major scientific research plan were added; 274 new “Thousand Talents Plan” (including “Youth Thousand Talents Plan”).
The number of new National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars was 148, accounting for 60% of the total number of recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
75 laboratories won 33 second prizes of the National Natural Science Award, 1 special prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 12 first prizes, 65 second prizes, and 18 second prizes of the National Technology Invention Award. In terms of academic influence, more than half of the evaluation experts believe that more than 80% of the participating laboratories are at the leading and running level.
The "Notice" pointed out that it is hoped that the participating laboratories, supporting units and competent departments will earnestly sum up their experience, and study and formulate methods and measures to solve the problems raised by the evaluation expert group, continuously improve the management level, and give full play to the State Key Laboratory. In the role of gathering talents, undertaking major tasks, promoting collaborative innovation, etc., we will make greater contributions to the implementation of innovation-driven development strategies and the building of a world-class science and technology power.
According to the “National Key Laboratory Evaluation Rules” issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology on May 6, 2014, the rectification laboratory has a rectification period of 2 years. Two years later, the Ministry of Science and Technology will organize experts to inspect the rectification results on the spot and review the passed laboratory evaluation results. Well-tested, untested laboratories are no longer included in the national key laboratory sequence. Laboratories that fail the assessment, laboratories that do not participate in the assessment, or withdraw from the assessment are no longer included in the national key laboratory sequence.
From the results of the evaluation of the State Key Laboratory of Biotechnology and Medicine, 20 laboratories such as the State Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment are outstanding national key laboratories; 46 laboratories such as the National Key Laboratory of Virology are good. The State Key Laboratory; 8 laboratories of the State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes, etc., rectified within a time limit, and the rectification period was 2 years. During this period, the special funds of the State Key Laboratory were suspended.