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Federal Scientific and Technical Information in an Electronic Age: Opportunities and Challenges

Description: This report addresses several questions regarding the dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI). The paper answers these questions within a framework for an overall strategy on STI dissemination, and identifies key elements that could be useful in such a strategy.
Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Preparing for science and engineering careers: field level profiles

Description: This Staff Paper is an addendum to Demographic Trends and the Scientific and Engineering Work Force, an OTA Technical Memorandum published in December 1985. The paper was produced in response to a request by Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Representatives, to examine differences in the supply and demand of personnel across individual field of science and engineering, and the sensitivity of these fields to demographic trends.
Date: January 21, 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Proposal Pressure in the 1980s: An Indicator of Stress on the Federal Research System

Description: For this report OTA compiled time-series data provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Federal mission agencies on proposals for competitively awarded research projects, and by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual R&D budget series.7 These funding trends, presented below, suggest changes over the decade of the 1980s and raise some issues for future policy study.
Date: April 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.