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Collection Development Manual

Biomedical Research


Definition:
Research that is conducted to increase fundamental knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical and functional mechanisms of human life processes and diseases.
Scope and emphasis:
NLM comprehensively collects works on the organization, management, and funding of biomedical research; on research design, tools, methods and models as applied to biomedical research, including analytical, statistical and computational techniques; on research ethics and scientific fraud; and on the interrelationship between the biomedical research community and government or other organizations concerned with research outcomes and public policy.
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1/20/04
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