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Academia Europaea Views: 9857
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The Academia Europaea is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members. Membership is by invitation. Invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia. Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, not only western Europe. Members also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 2000. Amongst them are thirty-eight Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.

ACARE Views: 9852
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Advisory Council for Aeronautic Research in Europe - ACARE's main focus will be to establish and carry forward a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) that will influence all European stakeholders in the planning of research programmes, particularly national and EU programmes.

Advanced Science & Technology Policy Planning Views: 9847
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The ASTPP network reviewed the use of a number of intelligence tools in innovation policymaking before going on to examine how they could be used in different combinations to enhance strategic intelligence inputs into policymaking. Critically, the network also examined the need for a system of "Distributed Intelligence" which could provide policymakers with access to strategic intelligence outputs produced in different locations for different reasons. Specifically, the report uses a number of stylised fictions to explore the design requirements of a "system architecture" for distributed intelligence.

Association for Science Education Views: 9839
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The ASE is the professional association for teachers of science. It was formed in 1963 by the merger of the Science Master's Association and the Association of Women Science Teachers. ASE can trace its origins back to 1900 with a letter written by four science masters from Eton College proposing a conference for Science Masters in Public Schools. Interestingly, one of the issues raised in the letter - as now - was "the attainment of at least some clearer method of the teaching of Natural Science than exists at present, and …. by taking united action, do something towards emphasising the value of Science as a means of education".

Association of European Geological Societies Views: 9850
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The Association of European Geological Societies (AEGS) was founded in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia in October, 1987, following several years of preliminary discussion. It has been granted the status of an Affiliated Organisation of the International Union of Geological Societies (IUGS). The prime purpose of the Association is to strenghten the links between Geological Societies in Europe. This is achieved by periodic Meetings of the European Geological Societies (MAEGS), which have taken place throughout Europe since 1975. Membership of the Association is open to all non-government societies, institutions and organisations in Europe active nation-wide in the geological sciences, whether covering the entire subject or specialising in one or more of its branches.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Views: 9852
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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the leading funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK.

CERF Views: 9839
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CERF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, created by ASCE, focused on advancing the design and construction industry through innovation. In collaboration with the construction, engineering, design and environmental industries, CERF promotes and facilitates the advancement of innovation to improve productivity. In particular, CERF operates innovative technology programs to speed the use of innovation into practice in the areas of transportation, public works, infrastructure security, energy systems and applications, materials, IT and the environment. CERF is headquartered in Washington, DC.

CERN Views: 9852
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CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's largest particle physics centre. Here physicists come to explore what matter is made of and what forces hold it together.

Chinese Academy of Sciences Views: 9855
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CAS strives to build itself into a scientific research base at advanced international level, a base for fostering and bringing up advanced S&T talents, and a base for promoting the development of China's high and new technology industries. By 2010, CAS will have about 80 national institutes noted for their powerful capacities in S&T innovation and sustainable development or with distinctive features; thirty of them will become internationally acknowledged, high-level research institutions, and three to five will be world class.

CORDIS: Science and Technology Foresight Views: 9849
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The heads of states and governments of EU Member States decided in Lisbon in March 2000 on a long term strategy to make the European Union by 2010 "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion". The move towards a European Research Area is a key dimension of this ambitious strategy. Open coordination of national and EU research and innovation policies is on the agenda. Research and innovation policies are based on (implicit or explicit) visions of the future of science, technology and society. Therefore open coordination applies also to these visions. This is why cooperation in Foresight is called for in the European Research Area.

Council for Science and Technology Views: 9854
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The Council for Science and Technology (CST) is the UK government's top-level advisory body on science and technology policy issues.

CWI Views: 9856
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CWI, founded in 1946, is the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands. CWI performs frontier research in mathematics and computer science and transfers new knowledge in these fields to society in general and trade and industry in particular.

EARTO Views: 9847
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EARTO is the trade association of Europe’s specialised research and technology organisations. Its members make a major contribution to strengthening Europe’s economic performance by supporting product and process innovation in all branches of industry and services, thereby raising the international competitiveness of European firms. EARTO represents the views of its members to European decision-makers. It publishes policy papers and organises briefing sessions. EARTO members sit on the European Union's influential European Research Forum and Programme Advisory Committees.

ECCREDI Views: 9847
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The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation (ECCREDI) was created in Brussels on 19 December 1995 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by representatives of European construction related organisations. The European organisations participating in ECCREDI represent the principal actors involved in the construction sector: contractors, engineering consultants, architects and designers, product and material producers as well as research bodies. The aim of ECCREDI is to contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment, by increasing the extent and effectiveness of construction research, technical and process development as well as innovation. .

eFORESEE Views: 9857
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Building upon achievements of previous initiatives such as FOREN, FOMOFO, IOFCO, C+ and The Baltic STRING project, eFORESEE will conduct 6 new pilot foresight exercises in domains that have not been already covered, with a focus on the challenge of integrating accession countries into policy making processes of the European Union, both at the regional level and at the level of the ERA. Explicit attention will be given to the use of a 'Knowledge Management' approach to the design and implementation of the local foresight actions, as well as to the integration of local foresight 'experiences' into global research resources for policy makers in Europe. Experts from the EU will participate in the pilot project planning workshops to contribute knowledge and experience from previous foresight activities in regions or specific sectors. Policy makers from the Accession States will be invited to participate to facilitate capacity building for foresight and policy development in Accession States. Three major international conferences, aimed at policy makers in Europe and the Accession countries, will be organised in Malta, Cyprus and Estonia, with a view to stimulating further research on issues of current interest. These will be publicised and promoted via existing European networks such as those of RITTS-RIS, Eurada, RETI and ERIS@.

EFPIA Views: 9838
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EFPIA (The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) represents the research-based pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe.

Encyclopædia Britannica Views: 9849
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Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a leading provider of learning and knowledge products. We're proud to be one of the world's most trusted sources of information on every topic imaginable - from the origins of the universe to current events and everything in between.

ENEA Views: 9846
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ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment is a public undertaking operating in the fields of energy, the environment and new technologies to support competitiveness and sustainable development.

European Association for Bioindustries Views: 9859
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EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has 35 corporate members operating worldwide and 24 national biotechnology associations representing some 1500 small and medium sized enterprises involved in research and development, testing, manufacturing and distribution of biotechnology products.

European Association for Research in Astronomy Views: 9858
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The European Association for Research in Astronomy (EARA), founded in 1991, is an association of five leading European laboratories in theoretical and observational astronomy:

European Association of Research Managers and Administrators Views: 9852
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The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) was founded in Genova , Italy in January 1995 to promote the effectiveness of European Research. The founding of EARMA followed the first Conference on the Management of European Collaborative Research Projects held in Oxford, United Kingdom in 1994, which recognised the need for a network to help increase the level of expertise in research management. The Association aims to become Europe's leading forum for those engaged in research management and administration and has established links with a number of complementary organisations.

European Cells and Materials Journal Views: 9852
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'True Open & Free Access' journal, of peer-reviewed papers to disseminate scientific knowledge world-wide without profit.

European Chemical Industry Council Views: 9855
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Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is both the forum and the voice of the European chemical industry. It represents, directly or indirectly, about 40,000 large, medium and small chemical companies which employ about 1.7 million people and account for nearly a third of world chemical production. Cefic was incorporated in 1972 as an international association with scientific objectives. It is constantly reviewing its priorities, its structures and its ways of operating in order to adapt to new circumstances and challenges.

European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry Views: 9846
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Realizing the need of interaction between universities and research groups in industry, the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) was founded in 1986 by mathematicians from ten European universities. The aims of ECMI are 1) To promote the use of mathematical models in industry. 2) To educate industrial mathematicians to meet the growing demand for such experts. 3) To operate on a European Scale

European Construction Research Views: 9854
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European Construction Research is an independent market research company, which elaborates studies and newsletters and organises conferences on the construction and property sectors, with a special emphasis on Europe.

European Ethics Network Views: 9850
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The many urgent ethical problems of our time, including the quest for a meaningful life, cannot be solved by the brilliance of science and technology alone. In a world dominated by the power of knowledge, professional experts and business administrators exercise a crucial influence on the quality of life of millions of European citizens. Under the impulse of new technological, bio-medical and managerial developments the influence and responsibilities of experts will further expand. More than ever, professionals such as politicians, lawyers, scientists, economists, doctors, engineers and journalists need an education in which specialised knowledge and skill is complemented by the ability to deal with the fundamental questions of life and a capacity to discern the values which are at stake. 'The least of things with meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it'

European Federation of Biotechnology Views: 9848
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The European Federation of Biotechnology is the non-profit association of all national and cross-national Learned Societies, Universities, Institutes, Companies and Individuals interested in the promotion of Biotechnology throughout Europe and beyond.

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies Views: 9857
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The Group is an independant, pluralist and multidisciplinary body which advises the European Commission on ethical aspects of science and new technologies in connection with the preparation and implementation of Community legislation or policies.

European Heads of Research Councils Views: 9854
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EUROHORCs was established in 1992 as an informal association of national research councils and analogous public non-university research organisations of the EU Member States. EUROHORCs provides an independent forum and network for the heads of such agencies (known generally as HORCs) to discuss issues of common interest and to strengthen the influence of national research organisations and of the European Community on European research policy and development of the European Research Area.

European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research Views: 9858
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The European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research’s roots can be traced back to INSEAD, where its founder Professor Damaskopoulos conducted academic research at eLab, the INSEAD’s centre of excellence in knowledge for management in the digital economy. It has also been a place where a number of talented people from different leading organisations crossed their ways and decided to join their forces to build an independent, non-profit european research institute entirely dedicated to innovation.

European Molecular Biology Organization Views: 9852
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The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) was established in 1964 with the aim to promote biosciences in Europe. Subsidiary to that general aim were concepts such as the development of a strong trans-national approach to molecular biology, the identification of measures that can assist in the training of scientists in this area and the emphasis on scientific criteria for all of its activities.

European Network for Chemistry Views: 9846
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Use the links to find information about major European chemistry societies & organisations (including FECS), initiatives & projects, industrial & research developments, forthcoming conferences & events, funding & awards, younger chemists activities throughout Europe, important publications, careers advice, access specialist networks in your subject area and keep abreast with the latest in European chemistry.

European Patent Organisation Views: 9852
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The European Patent Organisation: A) Established by the Convention on the Grant of European Patents (EPC) signed in Munich 1973, the EPO is the outcome of the European countries' collective political determination to establish a uniform patent system in Europe. B) As a centralised patent grant system administered by the European Patent Office on behalf of all contracting states, it is a model of successful co-operation in Europe

European Plant Science Organisation Views: 9858
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EPSO, the European Plant Science Organisation, is an independent body that represents already 54 leading Research Institutions from 23 European countries. EPSO wants to improve impact and visibility of Plant Science in Europe. The group was set up in 2000 and presented since then Busquin, the European Commissioner for Research, Members of the European Parliament and national politicians with recommendations to European science policy, such as a 10-year vision plan.

European Science and Technology Observatory Views: 9850
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The European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO) is a network of organisations operating under the European Commission's - Joint Research Centre's (JRC's) Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) - leadership and funding since 1997. The mission of the ESTO network is to broaden and develop the knowledge base of the JRC-IPTS on prospective science & technology (S&T) developments to supply EU decision-makers with processed, original and timely S&T information of potential policy relevance. In line with the objective of supporting the JRC-IPTS mission, ESTO aims at detecting, at an early stage, and prospectively shaping, scientific or technological breakthroughs, trends and events of potential socio-economic importance, which may require action at a European decision-making level.The ESTO core-competence therefore resides in trans-national prospective analysis and advice on science and technology changes relevant to EU society, economy and policy.Today, ESTO is presently composed of a core of twenty European institutions, all with experience in the field of scientific and technological foresight, forecasting or assessment at the national level. These organisations have a formal obligation towards the IPTS and are the nucleus of a far larger network. Membership is being continuously reviewed and expanded with a view to match the evolving needs of the EU, and therefore of the JRC-IPTS, and to incorporate new competent organisations from both inside and outside of the EU. This includes the objective to broaden the operation of the ESTO network to include relevant partners from EU Candidate Countries.ESTO members, therefore, share the responsibility of supplying JRC-IPTS with up-to-date and high quality scientific and technological information drawn from all over the world, facilitated by the network's broad presence and linkages, including access to relevant knowledge within the JRC's Institutes.

European Science Foundation Views: 9852
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The European Science Foundation promotes high quality science at a European level. It acts as a catalyst for the development of science by bringing together leading scientists and funding agencies to debate, plan and implement pan-European initiatives.

European Society for Medical Oncology Views: 9862
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The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European Society that provides education and guidelines for medical oncologists to ensure optimal care for cancer patients. The Society has grown to include representatives from every European country and the six major geographical regions of the world. ESMO believes that every cancer patient is entitled to the best possible treatment available. Since medicine is involved in every aspect of cancer therapy, cancer patients need to be treated by qualified medical oncologists. Often medical oncologists lead the multidisciplinary cancer teams caring for patients and providing both supportive and palliative care.

European Southern Observatory Views: 9848
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The European Southern Observatory is an intergovernmental, European organisation for astronomical research. It has eleven member countries. ESO operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany.

European Union of Science Journalists' Associations Views: 9845
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EUSJA, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, helps science writers throughout Europe to keep in touch with one another. EUSJA does not have individual members. To become a part of the EUSJA 'family' join your local science writers' association.

European Union Research Views: 9865
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The gateway to news and information about Scientific Research and Technological Development in the European Union

European University Association Views: 9839
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The European University Association, as the representative organisation of both the European universities and the national rectors' conferences, is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe.

European Weed Research Society Views: 9855
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The European Weed Research Society is an international body which was formed in 1975. It is open to everyone who has an interest in weed research and related topics. A short article about the history of the society is available. Its members come from official, commercial, university and independent research organizations : all have a particular interest in the many different aspects of weed science and its technology.

Euroscience Views: 9848
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Euroscience is a pan-european association of individuals interested in constructing scientific Europe "from the bottom-up ". It represents European scientists of all disciplines (including social sciences and the humanities), in the public sector, universities, research institutes as well as business and industry. This grass-roots organisation is open to research professionals, science administrators, policy-makers, teachers, PhD students, post-docs, engineers, industrialists, and generally to any citizen interested in science and technology and its links with society.

Foundation on Economic Trends - FOET Views: 9839
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The Foundation on Economic Trends (FOET) was established in 1977 and is based in Washington D.C. We have been active in both national and international public policy issues, particularly around the environment, the economy, and biotechnology. FOET examines new trends in science and technology and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture and society. We engage in litigation, public education, coalition building and grassroots organizing activities to advance our goals.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Views: 9849
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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains over 80 research units at more than 40 different locations throughout Germany. A staff of some 12,700, predominantly qualified scientists and engineers, works with an annual research budget of over one billion euros. Of this sum, more than € 900 million is generated through contract research. Two thirds of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. The remaining one third is contributed by the German federal and Länder governments, as a means of enabling the institutes to pursue more fundamental research in areas that are likely to become relevant to industry and society in five or ten years’ time. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also active on an international level: Affiliated research centers and representative offices in Europe, the USA and Asia provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

French National Center for Scientific Research Views: 9851
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The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a public basic-research organization that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society. The CNRS has 26,000 employees (among which 11,600 researchers and 14,400 engineers and technical and administrative staff). Its budget amounts to 2,214 million euros for the year 2004. The 1,260 CNRS service and research units are spread throughout the country and cover all fields of research.

Futur: The German Research Dialogue Views: 9844
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The German ministry has entrusted a consortium with the organisation of Futur. Different institutes and companies are part of it and guarantee a smooth implementation of the process of dialogue through their expertise in fields such as communication management, future studies, scenario development, knowledge evaluation and internet development.

Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik Views: 9847
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The GAMM was founded in 1922 von Ludwig Prandtl and Richard von Mises. The society promotes cientific development in all areas of applied mathematics and mechanics. As legacy of the founding father the society cultivates international cooperation in applied mathematics as well in all areas of mechanics and physics relating to the foundations of the enginiering sciences. Historically, the society has played an essential role in the advancement of hydro- and aerodynamics, solid state mechanics as well as numerical and instrumental mathematics. GAMM is a society with a distinctly international organisation, currently more then 2500 members comprising.

Helmholtz Association Views: 9852
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With its 15 research centres and annual budget of approx 2.1 billion euro the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest research institution. The 24 000 employees produce top-rate scientific results in six research fields. The Helmholtz Association identifies and takes on the grand challenges of society, science and the economy, in particular through the investigation of highly complex systems.

IEEE Women in Engineering Views: 9852
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Women in Engineering Committee. The IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) shall be appointed by and shall report to the IEEE Board of Directors. The WIEC shall be responsible for, but not limited to, promoting membership, gathering and disseminating appropriate information about the status of women in IEEE and the profession, and facilitating the development of mentoring and educational programs within IEEE to promote the retention of IEEE women members.

Infolution Views: 9851
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INFOLUTION provides scalable knowledge management solutions that utilize the power of new semantic technology to enhance the performance and intelligence of enterprises. The solution seamlessly integrates into information domains, which allow customers to instantly source and manage any business critical information. Infolution is unique in that it processes, comprehends and retrieves concepts in the same way as humans do. With large and small clients including ABN Amro, The Boston Consulting Group, Dutch Police force and others world wide INFOLUTION has the products and the recognition to ensure higher return on information and investment from your corporate information.

Initiative for Science in Europe Views: 9853
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The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is a platform of European learned societies and scientific organizations whose aim is to promote mechanisms to support basic science at a European level, involve scientists in the design and implementation of European science policies, and to advocate strong independent scientific advice in European policy making

INRIA Views: 9849
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INRIA's ambition is to be a world player, a research institute at the heart of the information society. . INRIA aims to network skills and talents from the fields of information and computer science and technology from the entire French research system. This network allows scientific excellence to be used for technological progress, for creating employment and wealth and for new uses in response to socio-economic needs. INRIA's decentralized organization (6 Research Units), its small autonomous teams, and regular evaluation enable INRIA to develop its partnerships, with more than 110 research projects shared with universities, grandes Ecoles and research organizations. It is also strengthening its involvement in the development of research results and technology transfer: 800 R & D contracts with industry and 60 technology companies have been born of the Institute.

Institut Pasteur Views: 9842
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Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation which contributes to the prevention and treatment of disease, primarily infectious diseases, through research, education, and public health activities.

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Views: 9853
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The mission of the IPTS is to provide prospective technoeconomic analysis in support of the European policymaking process. IPTS prime objectives are to monitor and analyse science and technology developments, their cross sectoral impacts, their interrelationship with the socio-economic context and their implications for future policy development. IPTS operates international networks, pools the expertise of high level advisors and presents information in a timely and synthetic fashion to policy makers.

INTAS Views: 9856
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INTAS is an independent International Association formed by the European Community, European Union's Member States and like minded countries acting to preserve and promote the valuable scientific potential of the NIS partner countries through East-West Scientific co-operation.

InterAcademy Council Views: 9850
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In May 2000 all of the world's science academies created the IAC to mobilize the best scientists and engineers worldwide to provide high quality advice to international bodies - such as the United Nations and the World Bank - as well as to other institutions. In a world where science and technology are fundamental to many critical issues - ranging from climate change and genetically modified organisms to the crucial challenge of achieving sustainability - making wise policy decisions has become increasingly dependent on good scientific advice. The IAC is client-driven and works on a project-by-project basis. It has developed mechanisms and procedures to guarantee the scientific quality of its reports, the policy-relevance of its recommendations and the absence of regional or national bias. The IAC collaborates closely with the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues.

International Council for Science Views: 9853
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The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organization representing a global membership that includes both national scientific bodies (101 members) and international scientific unions (27 members). Through this extensive international network, ICSU provides a forum for discussion of issues relevant to policy for international science and the importance of international science for policy issues and undertakes the following core activities: a) Planning and coordinating interdisciplinary research to address major issues of relevance in both science and society; b) Actively advocating for freedom in the conduct of science, promoting equitable access to scientific data and information, and facilitating science education and capacity building; c) Acting as a focus for the exchange of ideas, the communication of scientific information and the development of scientific standards; d) Supporting in excess of 600 scientific conferences, congresses and symposia per year all around the world, as well as the production of a wide range of newsletters, handbooks, learned journals and proceedings.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Views: 9841
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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a non-governmental research organization. It conducts inter-disciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change. IIASA is located in Austria near Vienna and is sponsored by its National Member Organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. IIASA's research scholars study environmental, economic, technological, and social developments. The research areas covered link a variety of natural and social science disciplines. The work is based on original state-of-the-art methodology and analytical approaches. The methods and tools generated are useful to both decision makers and the scientific community.

Invent Resources Views: 10085
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Invent Resources (IRI) is a unique organization founded to meet your intellectual property, patent and new product needs. We have guided the development of more than 200 products and have been awarded more than 100 patents, formed more than 60 licensing arrangements and have over 30 patent applications in process. Annual sales for clients resulting from this intellectual property total several hundred million dollars. Composed of world-class senior scientists and engineers we draw upon our extensive backgrounds in research, technology, and business.

Israel Science and Technology Views: 9855
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Israel Science and Technology Homepage is the national database and directory of science and technology related sites in Israel.

Italian National Research Council Views: 9849
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The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization of great relevance in the field of scientific and technological research of the Country whose original institution goes back to year 1923 The process of improvement of the national scientific research, through the use of specific laws, (see Law 59/1997), affects many research organizations, and between them CNR, whose "primary function is to carry on, through its own organs, advanced basic and applied research, both to develop and maintain its own scientific competitiveness, and to be ready to effectively and timely take part in the strategic fields defined by the national planning system".

Joint Research Centre Views: 9864
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"The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national."

Joint Research Centre - JRC Views: 9859
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"The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national."

KnowledgeBoard Views: 9845
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KnowledgeBoard, the online community to create a global exchange of Knowledge Management expertise and interest. KnowledgeBoard is a KM portal funded by the European Commission under the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST-). and is a growing community of over 7,000 KM professionals throughout Europe and the world.

Marie Curie Fellowship Association Views: 9847
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The Marie Curie Fellowship Association is the association of scientists (Marie Curie Fellows) who were awarded a mobility research training grant by the European Community.

Max Planck Society Views: 9843
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The research institutes of the Max Planck Society perform basic research in the interest of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. In particular, the Max Planck Society takes up new and innovative research areas that German universities are not in a position to accommodate or deal with adequately. These interdisciplinary research areas often do not fit into the university organization, or they require more funds for personnel and equipment than those available at universities. The variety of topics in the natural sciences and the humanities at Max Planck Institutes complement the work done at universities and other research facilities in important research fields. In certain areas, the institutes occupy key positions, while other institutes complement ongoing research. Moreover, some institutes perform service functions for research performed at universities by providing equipment and facilities to a wide range of scientists, such as telescopes, large-scale equipment, specialized libraries, and documentary resources.

National Science Foundation Views: 9850
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950. The Foundation's organic legislation authorizes it to engage in the following activities: A) Initiate and support, through grants and contracts, scientific and engineering research and programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research potential, and education programs at all levels, and appraise the impact of research upon industrial development and the general welfare. B) Award graduate fellowships in the sciences and in engineering. C) Foster the interchange of scientific information among scientists and engineers in the United States and foreign countries. D) Foster and support the development and use of computers and other scientific methods and technologies, primarily for research and education in the sciences. E) Evaluate the status and needs of the various sciences and engineering and take into consideration the results of this evaluation in correlating its research and educational programs with other Federal and non-Federal programs. F) Provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and technical resources in the United States, and provide a source of information for policy formulation by other Federal agencies. G) Determine the total amount of Federal money received by universities and appropriate organizations for the conduct of scientific and engineering research, including both basic and applied, and construction of facilities where such research is conducted, but excluding development, and report annually thereon to the President and the Congress. H) Initiate and support specific scientific and engineering activities in connection with matters relating to international cooperation, national security, and the effects of scientific and technological applications upon society. I) Initiate and support scientific and engineering research, including applied research, at academic and other nonprofit institutions and, at the direction of the President, support applied research at other organizations. J) Recommend and encourage the pursuit of national policies for the promotion of basic research and education in the sciences and engineering. Strengthen research and education innovation in the sciences and engineering, including independent research by individuals, throughout the United States. K) Support activities designed to increase the participation of women and minorities and others under-represented in science and technology.

NEST Views: 9852
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The Netherlands house for Science and Technology. Mission A) To promote the participation of Dutch researchers, research institutes, companies and industry in the R&D programmes of the European Union B) To effectively bring under the attention of the "Brussels R&D-circuit" R&D policy views from Dutch scientific and private R&D-bodies C) To support the interaction of the partner-organisations in NEST vis-à-vis their policy development in relation to "Brussels" and/or to their broader European collaborations

Nuffield Council Views: 9842
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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991 to consider the ethical issues arising from developments in medicine and biology. The Council is funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation, The Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

Office of Science Views: 9846
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The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. It oversees – and is the principal federal funding agency of – the Nation’s research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences. The Office of Science manages fundamental research programs in basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, and computational science. In addition, the Office of Science is the Federal Government’s largest single funder of materials and chemical sciences, and it supports unique and vital parts of U.S. research in climate change, geophysics, genomics, life sciences, and science education.

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council Views: 9853
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The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) is a national organisation funded by the UK Government. We direct, coordinate and fund research in four main areas of science: a) Astronomy; b) Particle Physics; c) Particle Astrophysics; d) Solar System Science. PPARC is an independent organisation (a non-Departmental Public Body), established in 1994 by Royal Charter (revised supplemental Charter 2003), and is one of seven Research Councils in the UK. We receive an annual budget from the Government's Office of Science and Technology, part of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Partnership for Structural Biology Views: 9851
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Located close together on the Polygone Scientifique in Grenoble, a number of prestigious European Scientific Laboratories, are creating a structural biology centre unique to the world. The founding members of the PSB include three pan-European institutes: the ESRF, the world's foremost synchrotron X-ray source, the ILL, a world centre for neutron scattering, the Grenoble Outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and the IBS, a leading French national laboratory.

Pharos Views: 9857
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Pharos, center for study and research in philosophy, art and science

Philosophy of Science Association Views: 9841
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The Philosophy of Science Association aims to further studies and free discussion from diverse standpoints in the field of philosophy of science. To this end, the PSA engages in activities such as: the publishing of periodicals, essays and monographs in this field; sponsoring conventions and meetings; and the awarding of prizes for distinguished work in the field.

Portia Views: 9851
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The purpose of this site is to provide a gateway into Science, Engineering and Technology for women of all ages and all backgrounds, as well as organisations and institutions working towards better participation of women in SET. Portia acts as a web-based community delivering projects and services of common interest.

Rannís Views: 9885
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Rannís serves the framework for science and technology policy in Iceland introduced by act of parliament introduced in 2003. This framework operates under the auspices of the Council for Science and Technology Policy headed by the Prime Minister and including the Minister of Education, Science and Culture, the Minister for Trade and Industry, the Minister for Finance and two other government ministers as occasional members. The Council also includes 14 appointees representing the science, economic and business communities within Iceland.

'Science & Technology' Directory Views: 9846
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Science and Technology: ... General Science and Technology News, Newsgroups, Mailinglist, Books, Articles, Journals, Literature and Reports ...

Science Commons Views: 9845
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The mission of Science Commons is to encourage scientific innovation by making it easier for scientists, universities, and industries to use literature, data, and other scientific intellectual property and to share their knowledge with others. Science Commons works within current copyright and patent law to promote legal and technical mechanisms that remove barriers to sharing.

Science Online Views: 9849
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Science Online is the Web-based home of Science, the Global Weekly of Research.

Scientific & Technical Information Network Views: 9842
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Knowledge is the most important resource in high-tech countries. For research and development, for the daily scientific work, appropriate information – comprehensive and easily accessible – is a fundamental prerequisite. The direct route to scientific information leads via STN International, The Scientific & Technical Information Network. This network is operated cooperatively by FIZ Karlsruhe, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and The Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST). Service Centers in Karlsruhe, Columbus and Tokyo are linked by sea cable (TAT8). Thus, the users have access to one worldwide information service with up-to-date databases in science and echnology. The STN centers have many years of experience in the field of scientific information.

Scientific Computing World Views: 9845
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Scientific Computing World is a leading resource for scientists, researchers and technicians all over the globe who rely upon computing to help them with their work. Computer science is evolving rapidly, and is spreading from its traditional heartlands of physics, chemistry and mathematics into exciting new areas such as genetics, bioinformatics and molecular modelling. All those involved in computer science can rely upon Scientific Computing World to keep them up to date with the latest events, products and developments.

SelectScience Views: 9869
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SelectScience is an independent product information guide for applied chemists and life scientists. It also provides user's views online and the option for visitors to post their own experiences.

separationsNOW.com Views: 9847
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The free access separation science and chromatography portal that fulfils the information needs of ALL separation scientists. separationsNOW.com, a "Community of Interest" website, is expected to become the definitive separation science resource on the internet, offering a wealth of valuable information, resources and services.

Technology Review Views: 9854
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Since 1899, Technology Review has been MIT's magazine of innovation. Our mission statement "to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on business and society" defines the unique value that Technology Review's delivers making it a vital resource for business decision makers in emerging growth and global 2000 companies. Technology Review is at the center of the conversation on emerging technologies. No matter where the conversation takes place. With international editions recently launched in China, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands, the exposure of Technology Review magazine, combined with the our signature events, newsletters, and online businesses, reaches over two million business leaders throughout the world each month.

The British Academy Views: 9845
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The British Academy is the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences, the counterpart to the Royal Society which exists to serve the natural sciences. The Academy aims to represent the interests of scholarship nationally and internationally; to give recognition to excellence; to promote and support advanced research; to further international collaboration and exchange; to promote public understanding of research and scholarship; to publish the results of research.

The Royal Society Views: 9843
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The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, and has been at the forefront of enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660. The backbone of the Society is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists of the day, elected by peer review for life and entitled to use FRS after their name. There are currently more than 65 Nobel Laureates amongst the Society’s approximately 1300 Fellows and Foreign Members. Throughout its history, the Society has promoted excellence in science through its Fellowship, which has included Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, Francis Crick, James Watson and Stephen Hawking. The Society is independent of government, as it has been throughout its existence, by virtue of its Royal Charters. In 1663, ‘The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge’ was granted its Arms and adopted the motto Nullius in verba, an expression of its enduring commitment to empirical evidence as the basis of knowledge about the natural world.

The-Science-Lab.com Views: 9849
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We are trying to make The-Science-Lab.com a comprehensive directory of science related websites. If you have a site and want to add it to our directory, please submit it to the apropiate category and we will list it, after we manually aprove it. First, identify the single best category for your site. You will find an "Add Url" link. Follow the instructions on the submission form carefully and submit it.

TNO Views: 9839
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TNO [Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research] is a knowledge organisation for companies, government bodies and public organisations. The daily work of some 5,500 employees is to develop and apply knowledge. We provide contract research and specialist consultancy as well as grant licences for patents and specialist software. We test and certify products and services, and issue an independent evaluation of quality. And we set up new companies to market innovations. The development and application of innovative knowledge: that’s what we’re all about.

UKRO Views: 9853
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UKRO is the UK's leading information and advice service on European Union funding for research and higher education. Established in Brussels in 1984, UKRO is jointly funded by the six UK Research Councils and receives subscriptions from over 135 UK research organisations.

W.I.R.E. Views: 9859
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W.I.R.E. is an independent think tank in Switzerland which analyses global developments in trade and industry, society and the life sciences. The focus is on new markets, technologies, social trends and business models. The aim is to critically examine established points of view and to create transparency through the publication of studies and books, and by holding events on selected subjects. On the basis of an interdisciplinary research approach, W.I.R.E. acts as a laboratory for the exchange of ideas and information between the theoretical and practical worlds and as a platform for a variety of players from business, society, research and politics. Besides the sponsorship of Bank Sarasin and the Collegium Helveticum, W.I.R.E. can boast an international network and board of experts, thought leaders and decision makers.

Women in Industrial Research (WIR) Views: 9858
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Industrial research plays a leading role for research, innovation and development: 56% of all research in Europe is undertaken by industry and every second researcher in the EU-15 is working in industrial R&D. Using the full potential of women is a key to the realisation of the European Research Area (ERA). In order to develop effective strategies to ensure the full participation of women in industrial research the European Commission's Research DG started the new WIR - Women in industrial research - initiative at the end of 2001 (this is action n° 26 of the Science and Society Action Plan).

YELS.Net Views: 9850
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Facilitating Young Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences

Ag BioTech InfoNet Views: 9854
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Ag BioTech InfoNet covers all aspects of the application of biotechnology and genetic engineering in agricultural production and food processing and marketing. Our focus is on scientific reports and findings and technical analysis, although the page also covers emerging issues of widespread interest, developments in the policy arena, and major media coverage.

EuRaTIN Views: 9852
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All Brussels based liaison offices from European Research Organizations closely coorperate on an informal basis in the IGLO network (Informal Group of Liaison Offices). Amoung those representations, five partners initiated EuRaTIN.

European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Views: 9846
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ESMTB is a nonprofit organisation. The purpose of the society is to promote theoretical approaches and mathematical tools in biology and medicine in a European and wider context. This goal is pursued by the organization of summer schools and conferences, by the European Communications (the former Newsletter) and the information on our web-site. To keep this site up-to-date additional information from your side is very welcome. Just send an e-mail to esmtb@esmtb.orgor use the possibilities of www.mtbio.de. The ESMTB board organizes the activities of the society according to the ESMTB statutes.

Europta (European Participatory Technology Assessment) Views: 9857
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The overall aim of this project was to advance the understanding of the role of participatory technology assessment (PTA) by critically assessing the experiences to date of different European national participatory initiatives, to identify criteria for the practical implementation of participatory methods and to contribute to the development of participatory methods and practices in technology assessment.

Formakin Views: 9849
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Formakin (Foresight as a Tool for the Management of Knowledge Flows and Innovation) The principal aim of this project was to explore how actors formulate scenarios on technological development, specifically those expressed through foresight processes that operate within and between distinct constituencies in different national contexts in order to identify the contribution foresight makes to managing innovation.

Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators Views: 9845
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Established for more than 50 years, the ISTC is the largest UK body representing professional communicators and information designers.

IZT Views: 9857
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Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment.

Navigator Network Views: 9859
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The Navigator Network is an initiative funded by and in association with the Ministry of Research Science and Technology. The purpose of the Network is to provide 'early alerts' to emerging areas of science and technology (with a particular emphasis on biotechnology and nanotechnology). These early alerts will provide opportunities for some pro-active thinking about possible implications of such developments for New Zealand and will provide inputs for policy and operations across government. The Network will be considering both advances in science, and developments in the social, political and ethical dimensions of the context for science.

Research Council of Norway Views: 9844
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The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has an annual budget of more than NOK 4 billion and plays a central role in Norwegian research. The mandate of the Council is to promote and support basic and applied research in all areas of science, technology, medicine and the humanities. Important goals include raising the general level of the understanding of research in society as a whole and supporting innovation in all sectors and branches of industry. The Research Council of Norway is a strategic body which identifies areas of special effort, allocates research funds and evaluates the resulting research. The Council is the principal research policy adviser to the government, and it acts as a meeting-place and network-builder for Norwegian research. On September 1, 2003, the Research Council was restructured into three professional divisions and two management units. More information can be found in the menu under "Organisation".

RTD info Views: 9851
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RTD info is a quarterly magazine published by the European Commission presenting a mix of research results and debate on scientific subjects of interest to a wide, non-specialised readership. The common theme is Europe.

Swedish Research Council Views: 9845
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The Swedish Research Council bears national responsibility for developing the country’s basic research towards attainment of a strong international position. The Council has three main tasks: research funding, science communication and research policy. Research is the foundation for the development of knowledge in society, and the basis of high-quality education. Research is also crucial as a means of enhancing welfare through economic, social and cultural development.



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