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ERIC Number: ED180291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Research in the Mission Agencies: Agency Perspectives on the Conduct and Support of Basic Research. Report of the National Science Board, 1978.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.
A survey was conducted by the National Science Board of the basic research supported by executive branch agencies of the federal government. Most of the data came from information solicited by the Board from federal agencies involved in science. Fourteen mission agencies and two agencies not so classified and 20 subunits of these responded. Submissions from each agency and responses to a series of questions are presented. The Board also drew upon broader statistical information on government-supported and nongovernment-support R&D regularly collected by the National Science Foundation. From all this material the Board constructed an analysis of trends and problems in the support of basic research as it affects performers and the various fields of science. In order to give a historical perspective to the trends, the Board included a summary of the federal relationship to science since the foundation of the Republic. Programs of the following agencies are included: Department of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of the Interior; Department of Justice; Department of Labor; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Energy Research and Development Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Science Foundation; Smithsonian Institution; and Veterans Administration. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Behavioral Science Research, Educational History, Environmental Research, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Lunar Research, Medical Research, Program Descriptions, Psychological Studies, Research Problems, Research Projects, Scientific Research, Social Science Research, State of the Art Reviews, Veterans
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.