Lots of space for bias in such a body, esp if they will oversee the new Strategic Science fund
Be optimistic, but watch the watchmen
Need to make sure the research community speaks in one voice however, supporting broad improvements where all boats rise. Limit priorities and redistribution, no one wins a zero sum game.
The next generation is a trove of talent (#ECR, grad students, postdocs) and they are still at risk, no matter their career path.
@cdavidnaylor - it's not an easy sell, but creating the opportunity should be on the radar for funders.
@cdavidnaylor says the total indirect costs are rarely below 40%, even in humanities. If RSF contribution is low, then not everything can be covered. Admin is still necessary, so is infrastructure support
@cdavidnaylor says moving RSF up to 40% (currently 16-20%) would probably reduce nonsensical micromanagement
@cdavidnaylor says we need partners and collab with publishers to make progress