EMBO reports working for the clampdown

Howy Jacobs lampoons the pervasive spread of time management and organization in academic research in his Editorial in the December issue of EMBO reports (10, 1281; 2009). “Following its successful trial in the university system during the past three years, time-management reporting is now to be extended to all citizens of the European Union (EU). The university trial concerned the apportionment of working time between different activities and was required by EU legislation to implement the so-called ‘full-cost model’ to all externally funded research in the academic sector. In essence, this enabled university finance departments to guarantee that external funding 


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