How information technology is changing research around Europe

Date of publication: September 1, 1998

Author: Pete Comley

Abstract:

This paper summarises the changes that have and are taking place in research agencies around Europe. It describes how agencies have progressed from a pre-technology era through a basic technology era and are now about to go into a technology revolution era. It describes some of the changes that are about to take place in the technology era in terms of external communications data delivery fieldwork internal communications and office efficiency. It also reports on the results of a survey of 283 research agencies in the United Kingdom Germany Italy France and The Netherlands and their current state of information technology (IT) development.

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