science funding

Pre-Budget announcements reveal science funding boost

There had been rumours of a significant science-related Budget announcement and yesterday we discovered what it was – a $97 million funding boost over four years for the Health Research Council.¬† Following some of the awkward self reflection that went on around the science system last week as Shaun Hendy’s book Silencing Science¬†appeared, the unexpected […]


The hidden costs of peer review

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has released an interesting discussion paper today looking at peer review and its role in influencing what sort of research gets funded in New Zealand. Those who have been through the Marsden or Health Research Council wringer will find it particularly interesting. Many scientists have told […]