The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. NORA uses a sector and cross-sector based approach to define and meet high priority needs through NORA Councils . The councils develop Agendas with research priorities for the nation and encourage partnerships to address those areas and promote improved workplace practices, all using open processes. After considering public comments on a draft version, agendas are considered finalized, although each council considers its Agenda to be a “living” document subject to updating as necessary.
Councils are writing Agendas for the third decade of NORA (2016-2026). The final agendas are listed below.
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Third Decade Sector and Cross-Sector Agendas
- National Occupational Research Agenda for Manufacturing from the NORA Manufacturing Council
- National Occupational Research Agenda for Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities (TWU) from the NORA TWU Council
Second Decade Sector Agendas
NORA Agendas from the second decade (2006-2016), which used an exclusively sector-based approach, are listed below.
- National Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Agenda
- National Construction Agenda
- National Healthcare and Social Assistance Agenda
- National Manufacturing Agenda
- National Mining Agenda
- National Oil and Gas Extraction Agenda
- National Public Safety Agenda
- National Services Agenda
- National Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities Agenda
- National Wholesale and Retail Trade Agenda
Previous Versions of Sector Agendas
- Page last reviewed: August 13, 2013
- Page last updated: March 7, 2018
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director