About the National Research Council:
The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) utilizes reports and discussions conducted by the National Academies as an important source of input to its planning and evolution. The USGCRP and its agencies fund many of these activities.
The National Research Council (NRC) functions under the auspices of The National Academies, including the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The mission of the NRC is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health.
To learn more about NRC reports that are particularly relevant to the USGCRP, visit the USGCRP Resource Library.