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Scientists Rebel Against Research Overhaul

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Science  11 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5519, pp. 1038-1039
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1038

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HEIDELBERG-- A proposed overhaul of the way Germany's national research centers are funded has sparked a massive protest backed by a Nobelist and a former research minister. As the government's plan heads for a showdown later this month, more than 4300 scientists and other staffers at the centers have signed a petition to research minister Edelgard Bulmahn denouncing the overhaul as a threat to scientific freedom.