1 June 1992 The NSF surveys of academic research instrumentation and academic research facilities: a study in data collection and analysis and policy formulation
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science; 103090H (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283722
Event: SPIE Institutes for Advanced Optical Technologies 9, 1991, London, United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper tracks the evolution of public support for scientific instrumentation from an undifferentiated part of general growth of publicly supported R&D, to a separate and publicly visible sector of R&D policy and support. Comparisons are made to parallel policy developments in the area of academic research facilities. The emergence of a complex data system about instrumentation is described. An Appendix displays examples from the NSF 1989/90 survey of the kinds of policy- relevant information now regularly generated about the supply, utilization and condition of U.S. academic research instrumentation.
© (1992) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Carlos Kruytbosch, "The NSF surveys of academic research instrumentation and academic research facilities: a study in data collection and analysis and policy formulation", Proc. SPIE 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science, 103090H (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2283722; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283722
PROCEEDINGS
13 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top