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Portugal seeking to cut bureaucracy in its research

Two new funding programmes launched with “minimal bureaucracy in submission and management”

Portugal is working on ways to cut bureaucracy in its research system, according to the country’s minister for science, technology and higher education.

“The bureaucratic burden of our researchers is significant. We are working on new procedures associated with the introduction of simplified costs applied to project management,” Elvira Fortunato (pictured) said during a talk to mark World Science Day in Lisbon on 24 November.

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