Friday, 20 June 2008

STFC to be reviewed

Research fortnight reports that the STFC (Science and Technologies Facilities Council) will commission a comprehensive review of its operation by September. This move comes as a response to criticism from MPs who believe the council has been mismanaged.

However, the Government also told MPs that the criticisms of the peer review system were '"unhelpful and damaging"'. Phil Wilis, Liberal MP for Harrogate is quoted as saying, '"When you read this response, it is very clear from the underlying language that the department is not happy and that it feels it should not have been put in this position"'.

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