Benefits of Research
The benefits of research to the Authority include the following:
- It provides an effective mechanism for maintaining up-to-date standards and specifications;
- It enables procedures to be developed for the efficient and cost-effective management of a very valuable national asset;
- It ensures that state-of-art materials and methods are identified and used;
- It facilitates the professional development of NRA staff and helps them to stay abreast of current advances in science and technology.
Formal research is one of the key ways in which the Authority can inform operational policy and set standards. It is vital that a well-founded research strategy is in place with clear objectives and effective dissemination.