1984 Annual Report

1984 Annual Report
1984 Annual Report
Excerpt from 1984 Annual Report: October 1, 1983-September 30, 1984The functions of the Office of the Associate Director can best be described as those which involve scientific coordination among scientific divisions of the National Cancer Institute. The formation and rearrangement of scientific units, the incorporation of new developments in science into intramural management structures, and the general consideration of contract support for intramural research are of major concern. The Frederick Cancer Research Facility system of research and support contracts is a major responsibility. Coordination of intramural science also extends to the questions of outside activities and the determination of patent status rights in derivative inventions.Several major areas of activity took place in the past year. These blended basic science expertise in various segments of cancer research to effect major intramural scientific decisions. In general, two major types of events are influenced and modified by the Associate Director. The first is the formation or restructuring of basic science laboratories. This has occurred and is occurring with all Divisions. Close advisory and consulting activity with the Director and Division Directors is mandatory. Eventually a concensus option is reached relative to the final proposed laboratory structure. This is discussed and decided upon by the Executive Committee.The second element involves inter-laboratory, inter-divisional cooperation on timely topics, usually in breakthrough areas of science. At times, these interactions are intense but not structured. Areas of key national importance may be considered. Close input occurs on a regular basis by pertinent intramural personnel as well as by members of the NCI advisory bodies. The information is transmitted to the Director, NCI, on an ongoing basis, because he makes the final decisions in the areas of dramatic scientific paradigm changes. The commitment of the Institute to new activities results from this input.A major activity of the past year has been the potential acquisition of the first supercomputer to be dedicated to biomedicine. A reformulation of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in DCBD was to take place around advanced computing capabilities. In a series of input meetings it became apparent that there is a present and ever-increasing need for supercomputing in several areas of cancer research. The office of the Associate Director collaborated closely with DCBD in selecting a new Laboratory Chief and the acquisition of the instrumentation as well as its support. The location at the FCRF, and the structuring of the operation within NCI's large technical and support contract, was considered to be the most expeditious and advantageous solution.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.