Science at the Bicentennial: a report from the research community.




National Science Board, and the National Science Foundation.

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U.S. Government Printing Office.


Scientific research in the United States has grown up in close relation with other parts of the national life, at once affected by and affecting intellectual, social, and economic developments. An assessment of the present state of the American research enterprise therefore merits inclusion in our national self-accounting at the Bicentennial. This Eighth Report of the National Science Board is offered as part of that accounting. Specifically, the Report is intended to show what critical problems appear to be developing in the operating research sectors that will decrease the effectiveness of research unless properly addressed. A question to that point was put to broadly-informed persons in the research community. This Report provides the means by which their responses can be made widely known.


154 p.


research, research programs