The RTD-Publications Database contains bibliographic references
and abstracts of publications resulting from Research
and Technological Development (RTD) programmes financed wholly or
partly from the budget of the European Communities. These programmes
are normally implemented through contractual agreements placed by
the European Commission with commercial organizations, research
institutes, universities, or other bodies. In addition, the database
contains references to other scientific and technical publications
of the Commission not necessarily related to specific RTD programmes.
Publications, known as EUR reports, including scientific and
technical studies, monographs, proceedings of conferences, workshops
and contractors' meetings, organized by the European Commission
as well as progress, final and evaluation reports from contract
- Articles and conference papers resulting from the Commission's
- Other reports and documents associated with Community RTD activities
and produced by the Commission.
Within the database abstracts are in English, and the title of
the publication is in both English and the original language. If
the document exists in more than one Community language the citation
is usually given for the English language document, and the availability
of other language versions is also indicated.
The database contains records dating from 1962. From 1990 onwards
record contents are in a form to allow consistency with other CORDIS
databases. Therefore the information contained in certain record
fields may occasionally be incomplete or vary in format and style.
To provide maximum coverage for users preliminary records are created
as soon as documents become available with sufficient information
for their identification. The database is updated frequently, which
enables these preliminary records to be completed.
- Information that enables documents to be identified.
- Information that enables the content of documents to be assessed.
- Supplementary information that enables documents to be related
to specific RTD programmes or projects listed in other CORDIS
Note: Every record includes the fields marked with a
red asterisk "*"; other fields are also included
if relevant information is available.
Database Record Management Fields
Quality Validation Date
The date that the information was checked prior to loading
on the host
Record Control Number
A unique reference number for this record
The date this record was created or last updated
Related Programmes(s)/Project(s) Fields
The acronym used to identify the programme from which the
The project reference number used to identify the project
from which the publication resulted
The project title used to identify the project from which
the publication resulted
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It is not necessarily the date on which the information was current.
This field contains a number which provides a unique reference
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This field contains a brief English language abstract of the publication
content. This abstract is normally provided by the author.
This report by a panel of independent experts
reviews the activities of the EC Esprit programme. The period covered,
1991 to mid-1996, encompasses Esprit in the Third Framework Programme
(Esprit III, 1991-1994) and in the first part of the Fourth. The
key issues addressed were...
This is a multiple entry field containing the names of the authors
as well as the department and organization they represented for
CARNEIRO R Department of Education, Catholic
University of Portugal (PT)
This field contains ISO 639 two-letter language codes that indicate
the languages in which the publication is available.
Where more than one language is given the separator used indicates
the format in which the publication is available.
|en; fr; de
Whole publication is available in English, French
and German, either in the same volume or as separate volumes
Different parts of the publication are in different
Whole text is in English, with a part of it (e.g.
Executive summary) also in 10 other languages
This field contains either the original English language title,
or an English language translation of the original title if it is
not in English.
Five year assessment of the specific programme:
This is a multiple entry field providing descriptive information
which can be used to identify a publication, and information relating
to the availability of the publication. The information provided
depends on the type of publication involved.
EUR 19434 EN (2002), pp.141. Euro: Free of charge;
EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-19434-EN-S.
Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research:
This field contains the EUR-OP (Office for Official Publications of the
European Union) reference number. The field is usually absent in the recent
records, because the EUR-OP reference also appears in the Bibliographic
This is a multiple entry field containing the RTD-Publications
subject index codes and the related headings. They are used to describe
the basic subject matter of the publication. A list box showing the full list of
facet codes can be found in the Professional Search interface.
IT application technologies; Remote sensing
This field shows the year of publication. Where the year of publication
is not available the year is shown as an approximation, or the date
of coverage of the publication, or the copyright date. For oral
communications it is the date the paper was presented.
This is a multiple entry field indicating the types of publication identified
by the record (e.g. an article in a journal, an oral conference paper, an EUR report, etc).
A report issued by the Commission as an EUR report
and identified by its EUR number
This field contains the reference number to the citation in the
Euroabstracts journal. It indicates the section, the volume and
the sequential accession number within the volume. This field has not
been used since the end of 1997, when the Euroabstracts journal stopped
publishing an 'Abstracts' section.
This is a multiple entry field whose use began in 1991. It shows the Commission
Directorate-General (DG) or service responsible for initiating the publication.
DG XIII; Enterprise DG
This field shows the SIC codes assigned to a publication. A list box
showing the full list SIC codes can be found in the Professional Search interface
Information Processing, Information Systems;
Publications relating to a given programme can be identified by selecting an
acronym from the Programme Acronym listbox. The acronym
provides a consistent means of cross-referencing between databases. This
is a multiple entry field.
This field contains the project reference number of the specific project
from which the publication resulted, and provides a link to the
This field contains the project title that corresponds to the project
reference in the adjacent field.
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