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Long-Awaited R&D Plan Short on Action

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Science  08 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5289, pp. 911
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5289.911b


The Irish government last week published its long-awaited, first-ever white paper on science and technology. But researchers' initial delight soon turned to concern over the shortage of firm promises: The white paper proposes new mechanisms for establishing science policy, but contains no hoped-for pledges to increase funding.