A New Framework for Science and Technology Policy

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The usual divisions of science and technology into pure research applied research, development, demonstration, and production creates impediments for moving knowledge into socially useful products and services. This failing has been previously discussed without concrete suggestions of how to improve the situation. In the proposed framework the divisive and artificial distinctions of basic and applied are softened, and the complementary and somewhat overlapping roles of universities, corporations, and federal labs are clarified to enable robust partnerships. As a collegial group of scientists and technologists from industry, university, and government agencies and their national laboratories, we have worked together to clarify ... continued below

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VanDevender, J.P. March 4, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The usual divisions of science and technology into pure research applied research, development, demonstration, and production creates impediments for moving knowledge into socially useful products and services. This failing has been previously discussed without concrete suggestions of how to improve the situation. In the proposed framework the divisive and artificial distinctions of basic and applied are softened, and the complementary and somewhat overlapping roles of universities, corporations, and federal labs are clarified to enable robust partnerships. As a collegial group of scientists and technologists from industry, university, and government agencies and their national laboratories, we have worked together to clarify this framework. We offer the results in hopes of improving the results from investments in science and technology and thereby helping strengthen the social contract between the public and private investors and the scientists-technologists.

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OSTI as DE00004189

Medium: P; Size: 13 pages

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  • Journal Name: Issues in Science and Technology; Other Information: Submitted to Issues in Science and Technology

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  • Report No.: SAND99-0541J
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4189
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681192

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VanDevender, J.P. A New Framework for Science and Technology Policy, article, March 4, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681192/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.