Nobel winners say scientific discovery ‘virtually impossible’ due to funding bureaucracy – Telegraph

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10870995/Nobel-winners-say-scientific-discovery-virtually-impossible-due-to-funding-bureaucracy.html Nobel winners say scientific discovery ‘virtually impossible’ due to funding bureaucracy Major scientific discovery is being hindered because of the peer preview system, Nobel Prize winning scientists have warned By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 10:30PM BST 02 Jun 2014 Major scientific discoveries of the 20th Century would not have happened under today’s funding rules, Nobel Prize… Continue reading Nobel winners say scientific discovery ‘virtually impossible’ due to funding bureaucracy – Telegraph

The damaging bureaucracy of academic peer preview – Telegraph

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10870609/The-damaging-bureaucracy-of-academic-peer-preview.html The damaging bureaucracy of academic peer preview Academic funding agencies should support research in unfashionable fields  10:35PM BST 02 Jun 2014   SIR – Under current policies, academic researchers must submit their proposals to a small group of their closest competitors – their peers – for consideration before they might be funded. Peers… Continue reading The damaging bureaucracy of academic peer preview – Telegraph