ERIC Number: ED231610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Priorities for Science. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session (September 30; December 8, 1982). No. 172.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Setting priorities for allocating funding and other resources is one of the central issues of federal science policy. Presented in these hearings are the views of witnesses (government officials, scientists, economists, and industrial personnel) on various issues related to setting priorities for science. Among the issues addressed (in the form of questions) are: (1) How can the greater public interest be reflected in federal R&D decision-making, both in the choices and in the development and application of technology? (2) How is the optimal funding level of basic research determined? (3) What are the proper roles of government and private industry in funding applied R&D? (4) Should the United States target national economic competitiveness? and (5) What role should state and localities play in determining the direction of scientific research? In addition to transcripts of testimony presented, two supporting papers are provided in appendixes. These are "The Concept of Scientific Choice: A Brief Review of the Literature" by Bruce L. R. Smith and "The Economy of Science: The Proper Role of Government in the Growth of Science" by Simon Rottenberg. (JN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.