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Q&A: A Randomized Approach to Awarding Grants
Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation says it hopes that adding a randomization step to its award process will reduce implicit biases in selection and lead to funding more innovative, impactful research.
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Q&A: A Randomized Approach to Awarding Grants
Q&A: A Randomized Approach to Awarding Grants

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation says it hopes that adding a randomization step to its award process will reduce implicit biases in selection and lead to funding more innovative, impactful research.

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation says it hopes that adding a randomization step to its award process will reduce implicit biases in selection and lead to funding more innovative, impactful research.

ABOVE: Novo Nordisk Foundation

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