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Research funding: Patience is a virtue

Nature Energy volume 1, Article number: 16038 (2016) | Download Citation

Public investment in science and technology is critical for meeting future energy needs, although understanding its impact has remained unclear. Now, an analysis of publications resulting from government funding sheds light on its outcomes and the timescales required to see them.

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  1. Joëlle Noailly is at the Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Petal 1, 8th floor, Case Postale 136, CH-1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.38