Innovation in and organization of research: The case of the ‘Sonderforschungsbereich’ of social science research in decision-making

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The four granting strategies of the German Science Foundation (DFG) are introduced in order to demonstrate the place special granting (‘Sonderförderung’) has within the general funding policy of the DFG. A look back to the beginning and the development of the Sonderforschungsbereich 24 (SFB 24): ‘Social scientific decision research’, exhibits reasons for problems concerning cooperation beiween projects and research strategies.

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