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Research calls, competition for funding and inefficiency

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    Identifier: imarina:9249011
  • Authors:

    Osorio, Antonio
    Bornmann, Lutz
    Research Evaluation
    10.1093/reseval/rvac007
    Research Evaluation. 31 (3): 289-296
  • Others:

    Author, as appears in the article.: Osorio, Antonio; Bornmann, Lutz;
    Department: Economia
    URV's Author/s: Osório da Costa, António Miguel
    Keywords: Research funding Random funding Inefficiency Funding competition Allocation
    Abstract: Research groups spend time and resources in the process of applying for funding. This issue raises important questions regarding inefficiency and whether the currently used funding mechanisms are adequate. This article aims to identify ways of reducing the inefficiency and the waste of resources when making research funding calls. We look at four ways of reducing inefficiency. Inefficiency decreases when: (1) the most productive research groups are favoured over the less productive ones, (2) the call is restricted to a small number of research groups actively working on the subject of the call, (3) the funding process is less dependent on the amount of effort spent on fund-seeking activities by the research groups, and (4) the number of research groups competing in the same call is small. However, not all these mechanisms are equally powerful or easy to implement. Our results suggest that (1) reducing the dependence of the funding process on funding activities' efforts, or (2) reducing the number of research groups by narrowing the subject of the call to groups that are very active in the call's subject might be particularly effective in reducing inefficiency.
    Thematic Areas: Saúde coletiva Nutrição Medicina ii Library and information sciences Library and information science Interdisciplinar Information science & library science Información y documentación General o multidisciplinar Education Educació Ciencias sociales
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: antonio.osoriodacosta@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0003-3376-0164
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://academic.oup.com/rev/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/reseval/rvac007/6553360?login=false
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Research Evaluation. 31 (3): 289-296
    APA: Osorio, Antonio; Bornmann, Lutz; (2022). Research calls, competition for funding and inefficiency. Research Evaluation, 31(3), 289-296. DOI: 10.1093/reseval/rvac007
    Article's DOI: 10.1093/reseval/rvac007
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2022
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Education,Information Science & Library Science,Library and Information Sciences
    Research funding
    Random funding
    Inefficiency
    Funding competition
    Allocation
    Saúde coletiva
    Nutrição
    Medicina ii
    Library and information sciences
    Library and information science
    Interdisciplinar
    Information science & library science
    Información y documentación
    General o multidisciplinar
    Education
    Educació
    Ciencias sociales
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