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Wellcome Trust to fund more long-term projects to counter ‘pressure to publish’

The Wellcome Trust is to fund more long-term research projects because of fears that the pressure to publish and the need to show research impact will prevent academics from successfully tackling the world’s most pressing challenges.

Over the next five years, the charitable foundation hopes to spend up to £5 billion, almost as much as it has spent over the previous decade, it announced in a new strategy this week.

Click here to read more from this October 22, 2015 Times Higher Education article by David Matthews.

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