The European Union planned Horizon 2020 research budget took a significant hit when the European Council cut the proposed budget from €77.6 billion to €69.24 billion. The massive research program may yet see some of these funds returned as the European Parliament still has to weigh in. For mor information, see http://www.nature.com/news/europe-s-leaders-slash-research-budget-1.12403. Similar cuts are in the offing for US research programs if sequestration is allowed to go into effect. Research programs provide significant returns making them a good investment in the future. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it any easier to find the necessary budgetary funding to support research.
Roger has worked in research administration including pre-award, compliance, conflicts of interest, animal facility and recharge center management, and information systems for more than 25 years. His focus in recent years has been on electronic research information systems, working since 2006 with InfoEd Global and its client institutions in his role as Associate Vice President for Product Management. Roger is an expert in the area of electronic proposal submission and works closely with colleagues through the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), SRA and NCURA sharing information and participating in working groups.