Tender on the costs of research

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Research has issued a call for tenders for an analysis of the evolution of the costs of research – trends, drivers and impacts.

One of the core assumptions underlying the ERA idea appears to be that the costs of research are likely to continue increasing and that therefore coordination and collaboration in research
funding and execution are beneficial, and fragmentation and dispersal are pernicious. Because of gaps in the relevant literature, this assumption remains largely to be validated. The purpose of
this call for tender is to start filling those gaps and obtain a much better insight into the structure of the costs of research, their evolution and their impact.

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