Charges/Reports

A BERAC report, Scientific User Research Facilities and Biological and Environmental Research: Review and Recommendations, in response to the charge letter dated November 3, 2017, that discusses current and future alignment of DOE user facilities and community research infrastructure with BER-related research challenges.

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) by the Committee of Visitors for the Biological System Science Division, a report prepared November 2, 2017. BER response.

Report, Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: Progress and Future Vision in response to the charge letter dated March 3, 2016, that describes grand research challenges and associated action items for DOE that can be addressed by BER over the next 20 years.

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) by the Committee of Visitors for the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, a report prepared October 27, 2016. BER response.

response to the BERAC charge to provide advice that will inform the Office of Science's response to the SEAB recommendations concerning the low dose program.

BERAC report describing criteria and priorities for field-based BER research that capture a multi-disciplinary approach and build on observations and modeling, in response to the charge letter dated September 23, 2014.

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) by the Committee of Visitors for the Biological Systems Science Division, a report prepared October 2014. BER response.

A BERAC report on the Assessment of Workforce Development Needs in the Office of Science Research Disciplines in response to the charge dated February 19, 2014. BERAC response.

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) by the Committee of Visitors for the Report of the Committee of Visitors, a report prepared October 2013 (in response to the charge August 30, 2012).  BER response to the COV report.

Response to the Office of Science User Facilities charge to prioritize scientific user facilities for the Office of Science dated December 20, 2012

Report entitled, "BER Virtual Laboratory: Innovative Framework for Biological and Environmental Grand Challenges," Hi Res Version | Low Res Version  that expands on the development and use of new tools mentioned in the BERAC "Long Term Vision" report. In response to the charge dated September 14, 2011.

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) by the Committee of Visitors for the Review of the Biological Systems Science Division. a report prepared October 2011 (in response to the charge dated August 30, 2010). BER responseto the COV report

A report on the description of current policies and practices for disseminating research results in the fields relevant to the Biological and Environmental Research program, prepared on June 17, 2011 (in response to the charge dated February 25, 2011)

Report of the BERAC Review Panel on the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF), a report prepared March 11, 2011 (in response to the charge dated August 30, 2010.

Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: A Long-Term Vision, a report prepared December 2010 (in response to the charge dated September 29, 2009.

Review of DOE Climate and Environmental Sciences Division by a Committee of Visitors, a report prepared September 2010 (in response to the charge dated August 27, 2009). BER response to the COV report.

Joint ASCAC-BERAC Report on Modeling and Simulation for GTL, in response to the charge dated February 23, 2007

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee by the Committee of Visitors for the Review of the Life and Medical Sciences Division (LMSD) a report prepared September 5, 2008 (in response to the charge dated January 23, 2008). BER response.

Report on the DOE/BERAC Workshop, Identifying Outstanding Grand Challenges in Climate Change Research: Guiding DOE's Strategic Planning. A report approved September 5, 2008 in response to the charge dated October 1, 2007

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee by the Committee of Visitors for the Review of the Environmental Remediation Sciences Division a report prepared May 2008 (in response to the charge dated May 10, 2007). BER response to the COV report.

Report to BERAC on the Low Dose Radiation Research Program (in response to the charge dated June 11, 2007)

Joint ASCAC-BERAC Report on Climate Modeling, a report prepared March 2008 (in response to the charge dated June 26, 2007)

Review of DOE Climate Change Research Division Committee of Visitors, a report prepared May 2007 (in response to the charge dated December 27, 2006). BER response to the COV report.

Report of the BERAC ARM Facility Review Panel, a report prepared May 2007 (in response to the charge dated October 24, 2006)

BERAC Report on the Integrated Assessment Research Program Review, a report prepared May 2007 (in response to the charge dated August 14, 2006)

Report of the BERAC Subcommittee Reviewing the FACE and OTC Elevated CO2 Projects in DOE, a report prepared October 16, 2006 (in response to the charge dated August 14, 2006)

BERAC assessment of performance towards completion of the three PART measures (October 16, 2006): Life Sciences; Climate Change Research; and Environmental Remediation Sciences

Follow-on Management and Operations Review of the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL). This report is a result of a follow-on review held May 31-June 1, 2006, to assess the appropriateness of the EMSL response to the findings and recommendations of the OPA and BERAC review May 2005.

Report on the Review of the Joint Genome Institute, a report approved July 2006 (in response to the Charge dated November 14, 2005)