The Assessment of the Network of Centres for Collective Use of Scientific Equipment on the Priority Directions of Science and Technology Development in the Russian Federation

In accordance with the priorities of the development of science, technologies and techniques of the Russian Federation is executed the estimation of the number of effectively acting centres for the collective use of scientific equipment (CCU) in the following six fields of knowledge: biotechnology; medicine and public health; new materials and nanotechnology; rational nature management; power engineering, energy-effectiveness and energy-economy; information technologies. The authors offer comparison criteria and method of ranking, providing a network assessment СCU in each of these areas of knowledge

Keywords: centres for collective use, priorities in development of science, comparison criteria