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More funding doesn’t mean less pressure. Continue reading
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The same trends that characterise music genres also apply to science funding. Continue reading
We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we have a first Opinion piece now online at eLife called “Hidden Value” – you can read it HERE.
Acknowledgement: This posting was suggested (and contributed to) by Jon Scholefield.
It’s here at last: hard evidence that small research groups do more original work. Continue reading
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