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"Andres" Working Group on future of Conference, 1971-1973

MS. Eng. c. 2449
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The Working Group was set up following an initiative on behalf of the Dutch delegation by A. Rörsch. An ad hoc working group met informally in May 1973 after the signing ceremony of the laboratory Agreement. The terms of reference of the working group were to consider the future of the Conference Agreement and whether it should be continued without change, amended or discontinued. Much of the discussion bore on the "scientific philosophy" of EMBC and how far its scope might be expanded to include other research areas such as Brain and Behaviour (EBBO), Cell Biology (ECBO) and Cancer Research (EORTC).

The Chairman was E. Andres, and the working group is regularly referred to as the "Andres Working Group".

Folder G.107. Preliminary material, January - May 1973. Includes copy of A. Rörsch's letter, negotiations, arrangements for informal meeting in May, terms of reference, Kendrew's manuscript notes of meeting.

Folder G.108. May - June 1973. Correspondence on draft terms of reference, report of working group on Brain and Behaviour (for consideration by Andres group at first meeting 2 July).

Folder G.109. July - October 1973. Correspondence and papers for second meeting 26-28 September. Includes Kendrew's manuscript notes, papers by A. Rörsch "On the philosophy of the enlargement of the scope of EMBC" and B.H. Flowers on "Science and Europe".

Folder G.110. Agenda and Kendrew's notes for third meeting 24-26 October.

Folder G.111. Minutes of Group meetings, reports to Conference, drafts and final text of Conference resolution to prolong Agreement for a further five years (to 1977).

Folder G.112. European Training Program in Brain and Behaviour Research. Correspondence and papers. 1973 on proposal to affiliate with EMBC.

Folder G.113. February 1973 - January 1975. European Cell Biology Organisation (ECBO). Correspondence and papers on proposal to affiliate with EMBC, including formal application, and on relations with EMBO.

Folder G.114. March 1972 - December 1973. European Organization for Research on Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Correspondence and papers on request for financial support from EMBC.


  • Creation: 1971-1973


8 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2449

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/G.107-114

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