Accession Number : AD0653177

Title :   THE COST OF BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN EUROPE: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPERIENCE, 1956-1966,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brunner,E. D.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : An analysis is presented of the cost of basic scientific research obtained in Europe and Israel from 1956 through 1966 by agencies of the Department of Defense. Cost-sharing agreements with European institutions and grants have prevented the average cost of research agreements from rising between 1961-1962 and 1965-1966. In the case of non-cost-sharing agreements, however, the cost has increased throughout the entire period. An analysis of the average cost per scientist per man-month for all types of research reveals that the cost of basic research obtained in the United States ranged from three to four times the cost in Europe. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, COSTS), (*EUROPE, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, BUDGETS), SCIENTISTS, SALARIES, FEDERAL BUDGETS, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE