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Title: NREL Partnership Survey - FY 2016 Results

Abstract

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts an annual partnership satisfaction survey in which we ask our clients to rate NREL in a number of areas. As a national laboratory, the principal areas we focus on include value, timeliness, quality, price, and capabilities. This fact sheet shows the results of a survey with 300 customers responding to 11 questions using ratings that vary from 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree.' In FY 16, 100% of the scores improved or were equal to FY 15 numbers.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
NREL Institutional Planning, Integration, and Development
OSTI Identifier:
1327776
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A31-67103
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; partnerships; NREL; value; timeliness; quality; expertise; contracting; partner relationships; Technology Transfer Office

Citation Formats

. NREL Partnership Survey - FY 2016 Results. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
. NREL Partnership Survey - FY 2016 Results. United States.
. Thu . "NREL Partnership Survey - FY 2016 Results". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327776.
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