To meet a key goal of the ACRP Strategic Plan, the ACRP Oversight Committee approved and funded the development of a systematic method to identify research products in need of update. The resulting method takes into account ACRP's operational factors, research roadmaps, metrics for measuring product use and benefits, industry trends, industry input from subject matter experts, and potential efficiencies to be gained by how products can be updated (e.g., grouping or combining products, or updating sections of reports). To date, the method has been applied to ACRP's environmental research (the field with the most products); seven products were recommended for update and three updates are now under way. The research fields of administration and human resources have a combined total of 60 products, and it is likely that many of these products are in need of update.
The objectives of this research are to conduct a systematic review of ACRP administration and human resources products in order to identify those in need of update and to conduct the research needed to update those products.
Note: $50,000 of the allocated $500,000 will be used to fund a project to identify administration and human resources products needing update; the remaining funds may be available for one or more projects to conduct the product updates.