$34 million Alpha Clinics involved
Information failure on proposal
Discourages public/researcher participation
California’s stem cell agency this past couple of weeks skidded significantly backwards in its efforts to improve clarity and transparency in its $3 billion operation.
“Consideration of concept plan for Alpha Clinics Accelerating Center.”
(By this afternoon, the agency had also posted the first explanation of another cryptic item on the Tuesday agenda for the Science Subcommittee. This one would eliminate the specific schedule for RFAs in the upcoming basic research (discovery) and translational RFAs. The reason for the change is to provide more flexibility.)
(Editor's note: The last paragraph of this item was added several hours after the original posting.)