Dutch science policy has three objectives: world-class science, seedbed for talent and impact on society. Trust in science is high, but so are society’s expectations. Closer attention and therefore sufficient resources will be required to guarantee the independence of science. We have identified new research practices, such as living labs and public-public cooperation. These research practices need to be valued in a different way than is currently the case in science, to ensure that the knowledge gained will be useful to society. How does differentiation and balance arise in science?
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