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Making Every Scientist a Research Funder

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Science  07 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6171, pp. 598
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6171.598

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A lot of time and money go into conducting peer review at U.S. research agencies. A radical proposal to revamp the current system would give scientists an even bigger role in deciding how to distribute federal research dollars—at a fraction of the current cost.