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TMR homepage on CORDIS gets 111,000 visits in 1997

According to figures recently compiled by the European Commission, the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme's WWW homepage on CORDIS received more than 111,000 visits during 1997. This means that an average of over 300 people from all over the world visited the...

According to figures recently compiled by the European Commission, the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme's WWW homepage on CORDIS received more than 111,000 visits during 1997. This means that an average of over 300 people from all over the world visited the site every day of the year. The TMR homepage contains almost 4,000 pages of information on the programme. These pages fall under four separate headings: - General information; - Activities: . 1. Research Training Networks; . 2. Access to Large-scale Facilities; . 3. "Marie Curie" Research Training Grants; . 4. Euroconferences, Summer Schools and Practical Training Courses; - Accompanying measures: . EU Contest for Young Scientists; . Marie Curie Fellowship Association; - Other information, including links to national contact points and the TMR Newsletter. By far the most visited pages were those covering the Marie Curie Research Training Grants, with some 66,000 visits, or more than half the total. A key feature of the TMR pages is the facility to download documents, such as work programmes, information packages and application forms. A total of 47,000 such documents were downloaded from the Training Grants section. This section also provides details of around 3,000 projects funded by Marie Curie Fellowships, while a list of potential host institutes highlights opportunities for intending Fellows. The Commission concludes that hosting TMR information on the CORDIS server has offered, since the launch at the beginning of 1996, a cheap and effective means of comprehensive, international coverage. In particular, it allows access to information, in different EU languages, from anywhere in the world, ideal for young scientists who may be on exchange visits or working outside their home country or the EU. The document download facilities also mean that users obtain their information immediately and the Commission saves on the costs of printing and postage while ensuring wider dissemination.

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