Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Killing Research: Employment Control Framework

Colm Harmon, Director of Geary, has a good post on Ferdinand's blog on his views on the increasingly difficult situation relating to hiring researchers in Irish universities. We are in the land of anecdotal impressions but for a lot of the people I work with, salary reductions were mostly taken on the chin. If you want to see people blue with anger or just purely despondent around here then put stupid self-defeating obstacles in the way of doing serious research, obstacles that as Colm points out can lead to serious delays in projects, reputational damage, funding having to be turned down etc.,.

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