The Strassbourg Cathedral was the highest building of the world between 1647 and 1874. It is a good example of European project management. Aims: “Build a cathedral with two towers”. Deliverables: “Working cathedral in 1647 with two towers”. Risk analysis (usually not a prominent part in EU grants): “We might not have sufficient funding to complete the second tower. In this case, we will exhibit the cathedral as a local attraction.” If you can’t fix it, feature it.

Ingo Helbig

Child Neurology Fellow and epilepsy genetics researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA and Department of Neuropediatrics, Kiel, Germany

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