I think that my research is. We are only given a certain amount of money per project. We need to use this for everything from buying tubes to grow cells in, to getting brain tissue. If we are cost efficient then we would run out of money and not be able to do our research any more 🙁
plus the more cost efficient we are the less reason the government has to take money away from us!! ha ha!
I think it is. The good thing about science is that new ways are constantly being developed to make our experiments go quicker and cost less to perform. Some of the chemicals I use cost hundreds of pounds but luckily when you get a grant to do do a project, you normally get hundreds of thousands of pounds.
We try to be as cost efficient as possible as the better we are with the money, the more research we can do 🙂