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How to assess Science, Scientists and Science funding?

Nature published an interesting supplement (Supplement) that looks at how Science and scientists in New Zealand/Australia are evaluated and funded. I find this an interesting topic. Should there be “performance” outcomes like in industry? Should individual scientists be funded on their track record or based on individual projects? The NIH in the US is debating the same issues (NIH Funding). HHMI,  for example, has been hugely successful and funds individuals not projects.

August 1, 2014 / / - / Education, In The News