Money & Science

In today's class we will look at who pays for scientific research, focusing particularly on the motivations and returns for investment in science. We will also look at the options scientists have for getting research funding, and how the different sources of funding make decisions about what research to support. Read up on hese basic questions, and then we discuss a related issue that was recently debated on our campus.

Where does the money come from?

What do the sponsors of scientific research expect to get for their money?

Debate: What is the proper role of patient advocacy groups in biomedical research?







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