THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (EC) HAS FOUND ways to systematically benefit underrepresented minorities and less research-intensive regions through the distribution of research funds. Raising the level of research performance and excellence across Europe is a criterion for receipt of awards from the European Union, where research networks rather than individual research units have become the basis of research funding. Researchers from the preeminent centers seek out colleagues from less renowned centers for inclusion in research proposals, and chances of success in receiving funds improve if a research group from southern Europe, a declining industrial region, or a rural region is included in the project. In turn, the research performance of relatively excluded...
Networked Research: An European Community Model for United States?
From: Science(Vol. 292, Issue 5515)
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 447 words
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