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ANR applicants free to use AI tools in bids

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But evaluators at the French national funder are constrained by confidentiality guidelines

Applicants to the ANR, the French national research funder, are currently free to use generative artificial intelligence tools while preparing their applications, a spokeswoman has told Research Professional News.

However, while the use of such tools is considered “the responsibility of the researcher” at the ANR, the spokeswoman said, those reviewing bids for the funder are not so unconstrained, although this is due to guidelines on confidentiality rather than on the use of AI.

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