The STFC: what went wrong

There has been a great deal of speculation about how a major research funding body – the Science and Technology Funding Council – has lurched from one financial crisis to another.

Yesterday in the evidence session of the Science and Technology Select Committee, we heard Michael Sterling, chair of the STFC, give a crystal clear description of the fundamental problem.

… see the rest of this article I wrote on the New Scientist’s S-Word.


About Jon Butterworth

UCL Physics prof, works on LHC, writes (books, Guardian Science and elsewhere). Citizen of England, UK, Europe & Nowhere, apparently.
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  1. Tim Gershon says:

    I have an overwhelming urge to post this link somewhere, and this will have to do:

    Safe for work, but might put you off your lunch.

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