1 June 1992 Scientific instrumentation as an element of U.S. science policy: National Science Foundation support of chemistry instrumentation
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Proceedings Volume 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science; 103090G (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283721
Event: SPIE Institutes for Advanced Optical Technologies 9, 1991, London, United Kingdom
Abstract
Two fundamental trends have characterized scientific research in the United States since World War II: the first is the steady and dramatic rise in its costs, and the second is the federal government's willingness to underwrite ever larger percentages of those costs. Many factors have helped multiply the expenses of research, and few loom larger than the growing costs of science's capital base, including instrumentation. Despite the critical role of such instrumentation, however, academic research administrators have not always given it high priority, sometimes preferring--when federal R&D funding has temporarily declined--to defer capital investments in favor of unbroken support for personnel.
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Jeffrey K. Stine, Jeffrey K. Stine, } "Scientific instrumentation as an element of U.S. science policy: National Science Foundation support of chemistry instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science, 103090G (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2283721; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283721
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