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Researchers feel the pinch from budget delay

Researchers are already feeling the pain from a continuing resolution (CR) enacted on 4 October to continue government operations in fiscal year (FY) 2012, which began on 1 October, 2011.

The CR, enacted because Congress has yet to complete the FY12 appropriations, will finance agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through 18 November 2011, but with an across-the-board cut of 1.5 per cent.

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