In my humble opinion we have plenty of useless research that can end up on colonies that can't really use that specific research. The Starpedia says the colonists research for the specific planet type...what a lie!!!! I've had colonies make things the have no use for, and then get lvl 5 of that one item. I thought Toonces should make the research specific for the planet types, and let it be chance what level it gets of those specific researches.
Who needs a gh making more anaerobes, or a desert making more spice, or a rocky with ore coming out the biodome? No one. A volc that gets lvl 3-5 Weather prediction will be one happy set of colonists.