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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:   Print 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, ©2004
(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 pages : illustrations ; 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 centers (BRCs) collect, certify, and distribute organisms for use in research and in the development of commercial products in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and biotechnology  Read more...

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