ERIC Number: ED114009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-11
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)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Costs, Doctoral Programs, Educational Supply, Enrollment Trends, Fellowships, Government Role, Grants, Higher Education, Labor Utilization, Medical Research, Postdoctoral Education, Program Development, Student Characteristics, Training Objectives
Commission of Human Resources, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.