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Biological resource centers : knowledge hubs for the life sciences

Author: Scott Stern
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Scott Stern provides a systematic economic assessment of the impact of biological resource centers through their role in facilitating cumulative knowledge in the life sciences and their role as knowledge hubs - institutions that facilitate the transfer of scientific and technical knowledge among members of a research community.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stern, Scott, 1969-
Biological resource centers.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2004
(OCoLC)707198807
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Stern
ISBN: 0815781490 9780815781493 0815781482 9780815781486
OCLC Number: 56590961
Description: vii, 128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Evolution and adaptation: a short history of biological resource centers --
3. Climbing atop the shoulders of giants: BRCs as cumulative knowledge hubs --
4. A penny for your quotes? The impact of BRCs on life sciences research with Jeffrey L. Furman --
5. Policy challenges and principles: implications for BRC stakeholders --
6. Future challenges.
Responsibility: Scott Stern.
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Biological resource centres (BRCs) collect, certify and distribute organisms for use in research and in the development of commerical products. This text looks at the impact of BRCs through their  Read more...

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