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Agencies Protest Funding Reforms

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Science  01 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5288, pp. 714-715
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5288.714


The Dutch research community is reacting angrily to a plan to overhaul the way basic research is funded in the Netherlands. The proposal would strip the Dutch Research Council, or NWO, of its responsibility for running labs and turn it into a granting agency, much like the U.S. National Science Foundation.