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Some Helpful Advice from an Area Director
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Some Helpful Advice
Some time ago, we became aware that Dr. Steve Shafer, former Associate Administrator for National Programs, and prior to that, an Area Director at different times for two ARS regional areas, had routinely provided his scientists with a memo of advice as they began the process of assembling their plans. We found this to contain many potentially valuable hints and guides and asked his permission to publish it here.  While your own Area Director may have additional or other advice, we provide this, not as instruction, but as an aid to your understanding of the OSQR process and how to move through it successfully. Our thanks to Dr. Shafer for allowing us to reprint an example of this from when he was the ARS Midwest Area Director!  Project Plan Advice