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The NSF surveys of academic research instrumentation and academic research facilities: a study in data collection and analysis and policy formulation
Author(s): Carlos Kruytbosch
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Paper Abstract

This paper tracks the evolution of public support for scientific instrumentation from an undifferentiated part of general growth of publicly supported R&D, to a separate and publicly visible sector of R&D policy and support. Comparisons are made to parallel policy developments in the area of academic research facilities. The emergence of a complex data system about instrumentation is described. An Appendix displays examples from the NSF 1989/90 survey of the kinds of policy- relevant information now regularly generated about the supply, utilization and condition of U.S. academic research instrumentation.

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Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science, 103090H (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2283722
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Carlos Kruytbosch, National Science Foundation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10309:
Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science
Robert Bud; Susan E. Cozzens, Editor(s)

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