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2014-09-16 04:20:50

LONDON, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique view of $750+ billion of research ensures standardized decision analytics for research funding organizations are a reality ÜberResearch [http://www.uberresearch.com ], a leading software developer for research funding organizations, today launched Dimensions, a cloud based business intelligence application coupled with a global database of funded research projects. It allows funding...

2014-01-08 17:50:19

Researchers in the United States have suggested an alternative way to allocate science funding. The method, which is described in EMBO reports, depends on a collective distribution of funding by the scientific community, requires only a fraction of the costs associated with the traditional peer review of grant proposals and, according to the authors, may yield comparable or even better results. “Peer review of scientific proposals and grants has served science very well for decades....

2013-04-18 21:31:22

The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding program if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the 70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 program kicking off in 2014, according to an academic paper published by SAGE in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy today. The Commission has already taken important steps to reduce administration costs and stimulate the participation of small business in research,...

2013-04-18 12:30:18

The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding program if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the 70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 program kicking off in 2014, according to an academic paper published by SAGE in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy today. The Commission has already taken important steps to reduce administration costs and stimulate the participation of small business in research,...

2013-02-18 14:15:42

Given the huge investment and power of science and technology in the U.S. it is surprising that more attention isn't paid to the policy decisions that drive the enterprise, said Daniel Sarewitz, co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University. What appears to be missing from the equation, he added, is a focus on outcomes. Sarewitz was speaking at the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston....

2013-01-15 23:01:17

Releasing on January 28th, 2013: The first ever and only guide to science funding in India! Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 Jhulka Kumar, a researcher in a leading Indian university had been working on a anti-malarial drug for almost a decade. He was close to delivering a drug that had the capability to rid mankind of one of its oldest diseases. But then the inevitable happened. His funds ran dry and he had to abandon the research. Today Jhulka has stories of what might have...

2012-02-20 11:23:33

European-based speakers representing the fields of nuclear energy, genetically modified organisms, and harm reduction science in tobacco made the plea on 18 February at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in Vancouver, Canada. The panelists, each with pertinent experience of real-life scientific support to policy-making, offered first-hand advice on best practices and pitfalls when architecting science policy on both sides of the Atlantic. The 18...


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