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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Serial/Series Title: Technical Memoranda
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

Date: September 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the arguments for and against NLM's (National Library of Medicine) creation and dissemination of health-related bibliographic information" and "provides information designed to help Congress in decisions regarding the appropriate mix of NLM and private sector activities that might serve the public interest most efficiently" (p. iii).
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Research funding as an investment: can we measure the returns?

Research funding as an investment: can we measure the returns?

Date: April 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on the mounting intensity of global competition in the 1980s that underscores the critical role played by the basic research enterprise of the United States. Basic research is the backbone of much of the technological development that has provided not only our economic prosperity, but improvements in health, a strong national defense, and exciting and fundamental advances in knowledge.
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World Petroleum Availability 1980-2000

World Petroleum Availability 1980-2000

Date: November 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "estimates plausible levels of world oil production to the year 2000 and assesses the factors likely to determine which levels are actually reached" (p. iii).
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New structural materials technologies: opportunities for the use of advanced ceramics and composites

New structural materials technologies: opportunities for the use of advanced ceramics and composites

Date: September 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This memorandum is part of a larger assessment which will address the impact of advanced structural materials on the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector, and offer policy options for accelerating the commercial utilization of these materials.
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Quality and Relevance of Research and Related Activities at the Gorges Memorial Laboratory

Quality and Relevance of Research and Related Activities at the Gorges Memorial Laboratory

Date: August 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technical Assessment (OTA) that reviews the quality and relevance of activities at GML (Gorgas Memorial Laboratory), based on Gorgas' publishing record, an OTA-commissioned survey of GML's scientific reputation, a critical review of recent articles and current manuscripts, a comparison of GML's areas of effort with health problems in tropical America and with scientific opportunity, and a review of past scientific evaluations of GML (p. iii).
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Energy Technology Transfer to China

Energy Technology Transfer to China

Date: September 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the opportunities for the transfer of various energy technologies to China" and also "reviews the motivations for U.S. companies and other institutions for transferring technology and the vehicles for doing so" (p. iii).
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Recent Developments in Ocean Thermal Energy

Recent Developments in Ocean Thermal Energy

Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that updates the status of the study of Ocean Thermal Conversion.
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The Regulatory environment for science

The Regulatory environment for science

Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This technical memorandum, requested by the Task Force on Science Policy of the House Committee on Science and Technology, provides a “snapshot” of factors affecting science in the 1980s, and focuses on emerging issues that will require consideration by Congress.
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Remote Sensing and the Private Sector: Issues for Discussion

Remote Sensing and the Private Sector: Issues for Discussion

Date: March 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that :is designed to help Congress determine the appropriate requirements and conditions for private sector ownership of the U.S. land remote-sensing system" (p. iii).
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Patterns and Trends in Federal Coal Lease Ownership 1950-80

Patterns and Trends in Federal Coal Lease Ownership 1950-80

Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "identifies the participants in the Federal coal leasing program between 1950 and 1980, traces the ownership on a lease-by-lease basis, and discusses the business activities and organizational structures of the lessees [sic]" (p. iii).
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