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Permanent inventory of biomedical and health care research projects in the European Communities: Pilot study and inventory
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Permanent inventory of
biomedical and health care research projects
in the European Communities
Pilot study and inventory Published by the
Information Market and Innovation
Bâtiment Jean Monnet
Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication
Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1986
ISBN 92-825-5952-1 Catalogue number: MEDREP: Pilot study and inventory Pilot study and editing by
Department of Current Research
Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research
Jan Luijkenstraat 7
1071 C J Amsterdam
The Netherlands Commission of the European Communities
Permanent inventory of
biomedical and health care research projects
in the European Communities
Pilot study and inventory
October 1985 Publication arranged by
Commission of the European Communities
Directorate-General Information Market and Innovation
Copyright © 1985 ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in
a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical,
photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of
the copyright owner.
Document number EUR 10.221
Legal notice. Neither the Commission of the European Communities nor
any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use
which might be made of the following information.
Set in Digiset Demos and printed by Eindhoven Druk BV/Lumozet
Eindhoven, The Netherlands Preface
This book, published under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities,
aims at providing insight into the objectives of a permanent inventory of ongoing projects in
the biomedical sciences and health care in the Member States of the EC (MEDREP) as it is
intended by the Commission and presents the results of a pilot study carried out by the
We are greatly indebted to all our interlocutors in the Member States for their stimulating
discussions, their advices and their generous co-operation in making available the project
descriptions for the pilot data base.
We wish to thank also the staff of the computer centre of the Institute of Mathematics,
Information Processing and Statistics IWIS-TNO and of the printing house Eindhoven Druk
BV/Lumozet, who assisted in the technical realization of the data base and this publication.
Special mention deserves Mrs. G.M. Pot-Van Regieren Altena, who designed the lay-out.
As it was stated at the Fourth World Congress on Medical Informatics (MEDINFO) held in
Amsterdam from 21-26 August 1983 on the occasion of which the start of MEDREP was
announced by the Commission, researchers in Europe generally are perfectly informed about
the trends in the U.S.A. and Japan, but at the same time have only little knowledge on what
is going on in their neighbouring countries. It is hoped that MEDREP will fill this gap.
Just because much work remains to be done on the implementation foreseen in the
forthcoming years, MEDREP deserves the co-operation of all Member States. A positive and
simultaneously critical attitude will offer the best chances for success.
S.T. Groenman, project leader
M.L.H. Lalieu, associate/editor Contents
Preface - 5
List of abbreviations 8
1 Introduction - 9
1.1 History - 9
1.2 Execution and organizational aspects
2 User guide and account of the format 11
2.1 Introduction - 11
2.2 Definitions - 14
2.2.1 General - 14
2.2.2 Explanation of terms - 14
2.3 The MEDREP format - 15
2.3.1 Introduction - 15
2.3.2 Project record - 16
2.3.3 Institute record 18
2.4 The questionnaire -8
Full listing of one subject heading: B540 Respiratory system 23
Research projects - 39
4a List of institutes - 179
4b Name index - 195
4c Subject index - 201 List of abbreviations
AGREP Permanent Inventory of Agricultural Research Projects in the
European Community
AMRC Association of Medical Research Charities
CCL Common Command Language
C1DST Comité de l'Information et de la Documentation Scientifigue
et Technique
CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
DHSS Department of Health and Social Security
EBRI European Biomedical Engineering Research Inventory
EMBASE Excerpta Medica Data Base
EMCLAS Excerpta Medica Classification System
EMTAGS Excerpta Medica Item Index System
ENREP Inventory of Environmental Research of the European
INSPEC Information Services for the Physics Engineering
MALIMET Excerpta Medica Master List of Medical Indexing Terms
MEDLARS Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
MESH Medical Subject Headings
NABS Nomenclature for the analysis and comparison of science
programmes and budgets
STERIA Etude des conditions techniques et financières de
l'établissement d'un inventaire permanent des recherches en
cours dans le domaine biomédical au sein des pays de la
Communauté Européenne
TNO Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research
UNIBID Unisist International Centre for Bibliographic Descriptions
UNISIST World Science Information System (Unesco)
Ζ.W.O. Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure