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Research Co-ordination Committee

Nature volume 142, page 713 (15 October 1938) | Download Citation



AN account of the Work carried out by the Research Co-ordination Committee during the past year was given at a meeting of the Group held in Cambridge on August 22. The work included (1) a list of essential statistics, on which the views of bodies utilizing statistical data (Political and Economic Planning, Engineers' Study Group, New Fabian Research Bureau), the Institute of Statistics and several leading statisticians have been obtained ; (2) co-ordination of work on South Wales problems including a resume of industrial proposals, bibliography on South Wales, report on land improvement, and on family budgets of employed and unemployed Workers ; (3) information on numerous societies and sources of information, which it is hoped Will be published in the form of a directory of associations. The Research Co-ordination Committee has also been active in bringing together editors of scientific and other periodicals to consider co-ordinating publications and has gathered material which is to be put before the new Division of the Social Relations of Science of the British Association.

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