How much are researchers worth?

The European Commission has launched a study to assess the remunerations of researchers in the public and business enterprise sectors in the European Union and countries Associated to the Community RTD Framework programme. In this context, a researcher is considered as any person who devotes at least 50% of her/his time in order to carry out research activities.

The anonymous questionnaire asks questions on total yearly earnings, as well as on any advantages provided for in the researcher's contract, such as health care, pension, accident insurance and child allowance.

The overall aim of the survey is to obtain better understanding of a researcher's economic status, with a view of reversing the brain drain and improving the attractiveness of Europe for researchers. The Commission says it also intends to use the survey's results "to assess the adequacy of its remuneration schemes".

In this context you are invited to take a few minutes to complete the "Online Questionnaire for Researchers", which you can access via the link provided below.

www.carsa.es/research/InitialEmail.htm

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