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Academics who Work in Industry - At What Cost?

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Posted by: Other conflicts

01/29/2010

Dr. Tan does a good job pointing out some of the issues for individuals, but overlooks another insidious set of conflicts of interest affecting science that is rarely discussed - that of academic institutions having strong ties with industry via donations, patents, etc. In some cases, those can be as problematic as ones affecting individuals. Witness the University of Oregon, which has received hundreds of millions of dollars of Nike money.

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