Lost Chemistry and Research Funding
It costs € 340,000 in today’s money to fund a PhD student. In the Thesis there will be on average 100 synthetic reactions, so that is €3,400 per reaction. SORD has a target of 1 million reactions, corresponding to €3.4 billion of Research Funding.
SORD excerpts around 23% of all of the synthetic organic chemistry from Academic sources, of which 80% is unpublished. So in this sector alone Lost Chemistry has cost almost €12 billion of tax-payers money.