Computers and telecommunications have revolutionized the processes of scientific research. How is this information technology being applied and what difficulties do scientists face in using information technology? How can these difficulties be overcome? Information Technology and the Conduct of Research answers these questions and presents a variety of helpful examples. The recommendations address the problems scientists experience in trying to gain the most benefit from information technology in scientific, engineering, and clinical research.
The report is directed to two principal audiences. One audience includes the
policymakers and leaders of those institutions responsible for the support and
management of research. For this audience, the Panel describes issues and ...