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Framework 6 Debut Prompts Calls for a Better Approach

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1163
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1163

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Researchers have become increasingly frustrated by what they see as the influence of politics in the decisions of the European Union's Framework Programme, which is preparing to begin a new 5-year funding cycle. But they've never had an alternative. A meeting last month of 200 research managers to discuss establishing a European Research Council provided them with a forum to discuss a better way to fund basic research.