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ERIC Number: ED114009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-11
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Personnel Needs and Training for Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The 1975 Report of the Committee on a Study of National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.
The purpose of this document is to establish the nation's overall need for biomedical and behavioral research personnel. Dealing with a limited analysis of the current situation rather than with projections, the document provides data, observations, statements of principle and recommendations. Chapter two described training programs -- their development, current levels and estimated levels in FY 1976, and what is known about the utilization of training by former fellows and trainees. Chapter three deals with a number of principles that have guided the Committee. A number of problems emerge when these principles are applied. These problems include; the costs of imbalance of supply and demand; market studies and their limitation; fellowships versus training grants; training grant funds to institutions and to trainees; and the postdoctoral pool. In Chapter four, some significant trends concerning the development and utilization of biomedical and behavioral research personnel are presented, including: graduate enrollments and student support; Ph.D. output 1961-74; research and development expenditures; current number of active researchers. Chapter five provides a brief summary of important points. Appendices contain lists of committees and members; legislative and administrative history of training authorities; some data sources and studies; and a bibliography. (Author/KE)
Commission of Human Resources, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.