Nonprofit funded by tech billionaire wants to shake up science funding

A new nonprofit, the Good Science Project, is looking to change the way science is funded federally to push the boundaries of knowledge.

The nonprofit received seed funding from tech billionaire and CEO of Stripe, Patrick Collinson, who has advocated for a new science of progress. 

The executive director of the project, Stuart Buck, said that the non-profit will be "a science policy think tank that will focus on essays, blog posts, videos, and other public advocacy about how to improve science funding in the U.S."  The nonprofit wants to reduce the bureaucracy in research science, help implement innovative funding models and increase representation of working scientists, according to its website

For one of its first projects, the organization is partnering with the Brookings Institute, the Federation of American Scientists and the Institute for Progress to research and advise how the NIH should be organized and whether some institutes should be abolished or new ones created. 

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