Mar 11, 2019

Tied up in red tape, Chinese scientists seek bigger say over research funding

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The authorities said the change was aimed at strengthening the government’s “research-driven development strategy” and “optimising the distribution of funding on science and technology”, while scientists said it meant funding approval would be more stringent.

Researchers say they spend so much time on grant applications that they get no time to do science.

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