Time for a new collection of resources and research reports. Today’s roundup features two online databases — one on nuclear reactors, the other on health — and the latest international research reports from Brussels, London, and Washington. Got a suggestion for The Research Desk? Write me at email@example.com.
Nuclear Energy: Power Reactor Information System
In their own words: “The Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), developed and maintained by the IAEA for over four decades, is a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide. PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction, or those being decommissioned.”
Health: Global Health Facts
Global Health Facts from the Kaiser Family Foundation is an organized and frequently updated collection of browsable and searchable data (including graphics and interactives) on many diseases and global health issues.
Also, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Daily Global Health Policy Report provides a useful roundup of important health-related news items from various sources. You can view it on the web or have it delivered to your e-mail inbox. A searchable archive of past reports is available.
From the European Parliament Think Tank
From the UK House of Lords Library
From the U.S. Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)
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