Trust Researchers Initiative

bridges vol. 26, July 2010 / Noteworthy Information

The "Trust Researchers" Initiative was launched in February 2010. Its Declaration summarizes its key messages regarding simplification of and a new philosophy for European Research funding.

The crucial points:

  • Funding of research in Europe should be based on mutual trust and responsible partnering
  • All actors for funding research throughout the different programs should share a consistent vision that avoids unnecessary technical and administrative details and instead promotes key funding principles based on an appropriate level of accountability
  • Funding principles should be effective, reliable, and stable
  • An appropriate level of tolerable risk is vital for success and should be supported by European research programs.


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