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New look for "Euroabstracts" - Highlighting major new publications on R&D and innovation

Information on important new publications on research and innovation in the EU and beyond is now much more easily obtainable thanks to the new look "Euroabstracts", launched in April 1998. "Euroabstracts", published every other month by the INNOVATION programme, provides a rou...

Information on important new publications on research and innovation in the EU and beyond is now much more easily obtainable thanks to the new look "Euroabstracts", launched in April 1998. "Euroabstracts", published every other month by the INNOVATION programme, provides a round-up of new publications in the fields of research and development, and innovation - from the EU institutions themselves, from Member States and from further afield. "Euroabstracts" has provided information on publications resulting from EU-funded research for many years, but in recent years its coverage has extended to include publications from the Member States and from outside Europe, reflecting the growing internationalization in the scientific world. The successful establishment of the CORDIS World Wide Website means that abstracts of EU-generated research publications are now quickly and easily available to anybody on the Web. The CORDIS Website, through the RTD-Publications database, allows much more convenient access to information on these publications, with state-of-the-art search facilities guiding users to information in the desired field. The re-launched "Euroabstracts" will therefore focus on around 50 recent publications addressing strategic areas of the EU's research policy. This will naturally include key publications from the Commission and other EU institutions, as well as from governments and official bodies from Member States and others. Major publications from private publishers will also be covered, as appropriate. Every issue will contain a major feature, highlighting related publications, which will typically include interviews with leading policy-makers and background articles. In the current issue, this feature looks at the United Kingdom's science and technology strategy, to coincide with the UK's Presidency of the EU. It looks, in particular, at the "Technology Foresight" exercise, which aims to ensure British research and development addresses areas most likely to be of strategic importance to industry in the coming years.

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