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Data Archive, Sharing Network for Resource and Environment Project of 973 Program

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The National Basic Research Program (also called 973 Program) is China's on-going national keystone basic research program, which was approved by the Chinese government in June 1997 and is organized and implemented by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The 973 Program is created on the basis of existing research activities and deployments made by the National Nature Science Foundation and major dedicated pre-studies, to organize and implement basic research to meet the nation's major strategic needs. The Program has gathered together strong expertise to launch innovation studies of major scientific issues relating to sustainable development such as agriculture, energy, information, resources and environment, population and health and materials in line with the national goals and tasks for the economic, social and S&T development. Stipulation and implementation of the 973 Program is an important decision of our country to carry out the two development strategies of " Rejuvenating the country through science and technology " and " sustainable development", as well as to further reinforce basic research and science and technology work. It is an important measure of our country to achieve the great objectives of China's economic, scientific & technology, and social development by 2010-2050 , to upgrade the sustainable S & T innovative capabilities and to meet the challenges of the new century. Through the organization and implementation of the 973 Program, we will create an excellent scientific research environment, intensively support a group of outstanding scientific research teams, conduct important innovation research, and scale the peak of the world's science, thus promoting the magnificent development of the China's basic research and the hi-tech industries. This is of much significance for fulfilling the national strategic objectives.
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