Auditors Slam Red Tape at E.U. Science Funder | Higher Education and academic research |

BRUSSELS—Scientists seeking grants from the European Union's main research funding program—known as Framework Programme 7 (FP7)—face unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles, says the European Union's budget watchdog. In a report presented here today, the European Court of Auditors writes that FP7 procedures remain complex and sometimes inconsistent, despite recent improvements. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Tania Rabesandratana on 7 June 2013