ERIC Number: ED032901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Interferon Scientific Memoranda: A Report on the Feasibility of Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Scientific Research Through the Use of New Communications Media.
Aries Corp., McLean, VA.
The desirability of increasing the speed of informal communications of information among investigators in well-defined areas of scientific discipline has been well established. The purpose of this study was to develop more advanced media for this type of communication and to determine the overall effect on cost and efficiency on a selected area of scientific investigation of such a communication system. An investigation of available communications media determined, considering economic and operational as well as technical feasibility, that the photo-duplication medium using the mails as a communications channel would provide the best test vehicle. The test program, in its first year of operation, proved the feasibility and usefulness of a rapid informal communication system. In addition, every dollar spent on the test returned over ten dollars to the total interferon research effort through the elimination of unnecessary duplication of experiments, the identification of new areas for exploration, and savings in animals, supplies and facilities. (Author)
Descriptors: Communications, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Media Research, Organizations (Groups), Scientific Research
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 184 650, MF-$0.65, HC-$3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Aries Corp., McLean, VA.