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basic research

[′bā·sik ri′sərch]
(science and technology)
Fundamental theoretical or experimental investigation to advance scientific knowledge, immediate practical application not being a direct objective. Also known as pure research.
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The final argument in equation (2) is the level of private expenditure on applied research and development (PARD), and again there are similar conflicting effects at work: the possibility of higher costs of R & D inputs against, on the other hand, the possibility that expenditure on applied research and development may generate knowledge spillovers or provide other infratechnology which raises the marginal returns from investment in basic research.
The qualified organization base period amount is the sum of the "minimum basic research amount" and the "maintenance-of-effort amount" [Secs.
It's not wise for the services to depend on other organizations to invest in basic research, and then apply the outsiders' findings to new technologies, the report said.
In brief, the infusion of additional basic research support could not be sustained.
Is it any wonder that investors have no interest in backing basic research for the long term?
The group added: "Proper investments in basic research are needed now, so that the fundamental scientific results will be available to create innovative solutions to future defense needs of this country.
41 credit (computed on Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities) is the sum of the qualified research credit and the basic research credit.
The most important issue we have to address is basic research," argued Rep.
This facility utilizes state-of-the-art instrumentation and data management tools to interrogate chemical libraries, enabling identification of compounds and reagents for use in basic research, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Grant recipients must show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

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