The U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program Five-Year Plan, 2006-2010
MRP managers work with cost center and regional managers in all regions to make effective use of space and facilities. Programmatic concerns in this area are largely with ensuring that adequate facilities are available to conduct research without wasting resources. At present (2005), MRP-funded projects have access to state-of-the art geochemical, geophysical, and computer laboratories across the nation. MRP shares facilities with many other USGS programs which not only minimizes costs, but also provides a shared environment in which interdisciplinary teams learn from each other and work together on projects that meet the needs of more than one program.