NIH chief: Flat budget a 'good' outcome, but sequestration looms
This article was originally published in Scrip
Last year, in the depths of the uncertain months between the US teetering on the edge of a credit default and a congressional super committee's ultimate non-decision decision, given the dire predictions, the heads of the agencies that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had expected their funding to be severely cut, and started making plans for a hit as deep as 5% (scripintelligence, 22 November 2011, 8 August 2011, 3 August 2011).
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