Harvard’s research mission will be featured on the Science Coalition’s Web site (http://www.sciencecoalition.org) for the next week. The Science Coalition is a group of universities and other organizations – more than 400 in all – with the goal of expanding and strengthening the federal government’s investment in university-based scientific, medical, engineering, and agricultural research.

Harvard was one of the universities that organized the Coalition in 1994 to spread the message that “sustained support for research across the entire range of scientific disciplines is the most important step the nation can take to maintain America’s position at the forefront of scientific discovery, technological innovation, and economic growth in the 21st century.”

The Coalition Web site offers readers the chance to “sneak a peak” inside the labs of major research universities. A few of the thousands of research projects at Harvard are highlighted, with links to Web sites at the University that feature stories about research activities.