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The development of Biotechnology and its application raize a number of important questions about its impact on people, society and markets. In the frame RTD programmes in the field of biotechnology, the Commission services are mandated by the European Council and sponsor activities to study those impacts in particular their socio-economic dimension and public attitudes to biotechnology thus contributing to the wide debate which is presently taking place in the society.
The Commissions "Inventing Tomorrow" document which is concerned with European research at the service of its people and which provides preliminary guidelines for the Fifth Framework Programme, confirms the importance of such activities and stresses that they should continue and be developed further.
The Biotechnology 1994-1998 programme has foreseen four calls for proposals for studies to support experts working on specific subjects. Grants have been allocated to a wide range of subjects (risk analysis, education in biotechnology, public perception, industrial strategies, employment aspects, etc). The selection of grant recipients took place on the basis of a peer review evaluation.

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Authors: BIEFANG S, I+G Health Research
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18600 EN (1998) 80pp
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5233-4
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