PARIS- U.S. proposal to resolve imbalances in scientific cooperation among nations may be adopted as early as this spring by science ministers from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
The organization’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy meets later this month to review the latest draft of a proposal put forth last fall by White House science adviser William Graham. U.S. officials believe that such common principles of scientific cooperation can also facilitate bilater agreements between nations.
Delegates gathering here in advance of the May ministerial meeting will discuss these issues: " An equitable contribution from all countries in supporting basic research and maintaining facilities;
" An open system of publication of fundamental research;
" An equitable contribution of all countries to the training of the next generation of scientists:
" Greater access to world markets to ensure rapid diffusion of new technology and to enable firms to offset...