The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance wit genera policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce Alberts and Dr. William Wulf, chairman and interim vice chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council.



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