1a) What changes has the SNSF made to its Implementation Regulations?

The changes are in Chapter 7 "Employment of staff" and in Annex 12 "Salary ranges, guidelines for employees in SNSF-funded projects and blanket amounts for social security contributions". The respective provisions have been made simpler and clearer, allowing more flexibility for researchers and institutions. In addition, the obligations of grantees and institutions vis-à-vis their employees are now explicitly set out in the Implementation Regulations.