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Has Program to Rotate Scientists at NSF Spun Out of Control?

Science  08 Nov 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6159, pp. 683
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6159.683-b

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A program that brings scientists temporarily to the National Science Foundation keeps the agency on the cutting-edge of scientific discovery. But members of Congress and the foundation's inspector general have raised several questions about how the program operates. And the scientists themselves lack the usual workplace protections, as one recent rotator discovered to her misfortune.