sequence analysis software (grants & system managers)

Dan Davison Davison at UH.EDU
Thu Jun 18 16:57:15 EST 1992


David Mathog said:
>     There is an even stronger
>     tendency (apparently among granting agencies) to approve money for 
>     hardware but not for labor.  On this last point I'd like some feedback:
>     it's been reported to me that this gets lined out on grants, but I've
>     no personal experience with it.

Not particularly. I am on a NSF review panel (database activities) and
also do a lot of ad hoc reviews. What tends to happen is that these 
positions are not justified well, or at all.  It never ceases to amaze
me how folks ask for large amounts of money and don't bother with
reasonable explanations of what each position or item is for.

I haven't been on any panels that just cut such positions, although I 
have heard that experimentally-oriented panels at NIH do this. Could
be folklore though.

> manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech

Ah. Land of NSF Center grants galore. No wonder they can afford a
manager...I'm the semi-involuntary "manager" of everything here...and
not particularly happy about it...

dan
voluntary gene-server manager
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