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Monthly Archives: October 2011

John Ioannidis on funding people not projects

Great opinion piece in Nature on funding people, not projects.

As tenure is based on getting money, researchers are rewarded by spending all their time writing big grants, and going after what gets funded the most, not scientifically motivated, but big payout grants. He suggests several alternatives, all with their own different flaws and advantages.