The CORDIS RTD-Projects database has recently been updated to include projects funded under the specific programmes of the Fourth Framework Programme of research and technological development, including demonstration (1994-1998). A total of 679 new projects are now available on line under the following programmes: - Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS); - Biomedicine and Health (BIOMED 2); - Biotechnology (BIOTECH 2); - Industrial and Materials Technologies (BRITE/EURAM 3); - Environment and Climate (ENV 2C); - Agriculture and Fisheries (FAIR); - Cooperation with Third Countries (INCO); - Non-Nuclear Energy (JOULE/THERMIE); - Marine Sciences and Technologies (MAST 3); - Standards, Measurements and Testing (SMT); - Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR); - Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER); - Technology Stimulation Measures for SMEs (TSME C). The entries generally include project title, description and aims, programme references, start and end date, current status, contract number and type, and details of the main contractor and other partners. In general, the RTD-Projects database provides details of individual research project contracts, activities and studies undertaken within various Community-funded programmes, and in particular the Framework Programmes of research and technological development. It is regularly updated and contains information on the majority of projects resulting from the calls for proposals made by the specific RTD programmes within the Third Framework Programme, as well as other RTD-related programmes and actions.