1st International Course on
Integrated Biomarkers

Biochemical and Bioimaging Endpoints in Cardiocerebrovascular Diagnosis,
Prevention, Therapy and Drug Development


Biomarkers 2005

To facilitate the dialogue among the multidisciplinary scientists, definition of the acronyms and of more specialized terms have been reported. Every amendment is welcome.

Andrea P. Peracino
Stefano Bellosta
Nicola Ferri
Riccardo Roggeri

In strategic planning, a resource-allocation decision is a plan for using available resources, especially in the near term, to achieve goals for the future. Or in other words, it is the process of allocating resources among the various projects or business units.The plan has two parts: (1) the basic allocation decision; and (2) contingency mechanisms. The basic allocation decision is the choice of which items to fund in the plan (and the level of funding)and which to leave unfunded: the resources are allocated to some items, not to others.There are two contingency mechanisms: (1) a priority ranking of items excluded from the plan, showing which items to fund if more resources should become available; (2) a priority ranking of some items included in the plan, showing which items should be sacrificed if total funding must be reduced.


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