Who pays for science?


“Magazine” puts the spotlight on how science is funded in Spain. It gathers the opinions of prominent figures in research, including those of Joan Guinovart, Roger Gomis and Elena Sancho, from IRB Barcelona, who draw attention to the relevance of research as an economic driver.

Given the current difficult economic scenario, research centres have started to actively search for alternative sources of funding. Examples are the fund-raising campaign launched by IRB Barcelona (through a dance video on YouTube) and the charity wine-tasting events organized by Xavier Ayala (“Vi per Vida”) in support of investigation into metastasis performed at IRB. Initiatives of this kind bring about increased visibility of the research centres and stimulate similar activities.

Read the article in “Magazine” (in Spanish)