Volume 93 Issue 38 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 28, 2015 | Web Date: September 24, 2015

National Academies Suggests Ways To Cut Administrative Tasks Of Grant-Getters

Report: Trims of federal application requirements and self-imposed institutional obligations recommended
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: policy, National Academies, administrative burdens, science funding, regulatory reform

Federal agencies could relieve administrative burdens of grant seekers by trimming requirements for research proposals to the minimum information necessary for peer evaluation of scientific merit, says a report from the National Academies.

The report, released earlier this week, offers several recommendations aimed at curbing the amount of time grant-supported researchers spend on administrative tasks.

“Federal regulations and reporting requirements, which began as a way to exercise . . .

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