From funding agencies to scientific agency

@article{Bollen2014FromFA,
  title={From funding agencies to scientific agency},
  author={J. Bollen and David J. Crandall and D. Junk and Ying Ding and K. B{\"o}rner},
  journal={EMBO reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={15}
}
Publicly funded research involves the distribution of a considerable amount of money. Funding agencies such as the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the European Research Council (ERC) give billions of dollars or euros of taxpayers' money to individual researchers, research teams, universities, and research institutes each year. Taxpayers accordingly expect that governments and funding agencies will spend their money prudently and efficiently… Expand
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