Online Evaluation Resource Library

OERL, the Online Evaluation Resource Library was developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations. It collects and makes available evaluation plans, instruments, and reports for NSF projects that can be used as examples by Principal Investigators, project evaluators, and others as they design proposals and projects.

OERL includes professional development modules that can be used to better understand and utilize evaluations.

OERL’s resources include instruments, plans, and reports from evaluations that have proven to be sound and representative of current evaluation practices, organized into project categories. Also included are alignment tables that contain criteria and a glossary to help you develop your own plans, reports, and instruments.