Centers Fear Self-Sufficiency Is Prelude to Government Cuts

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Science  27 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5321, pp. 1966
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5321.1966

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MELBOURNE-- A record of success by Australia's Cooperative Research Centres (CRC), set up in 1991 to unite government, industry, and academic researchers in an effort to boost the nation's high-tech economy, has led the government to suggest that industry play a larger role. The fear is that belt-tightening may also squeeze government funding of the program.