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Conflicts and Interests

in Science for Sale

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780226306254
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226306261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0007
Conflicts and Interests

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This chapter discusses conflicts of interest in the commercialization of academic research in the U.S. It explains that the protection of people who serve as subjects of medical experiments is the main source of conflict of interest among administrators and researchers running clinical trials. But despite the problems associated with the use of human subjects, statistics from the Association of University Technology Managers reveals that universities have been spinning out wonderful inventions from their publicly supported laboratories and have been reaping income that financed even more scientific advances and rewarded deserving scientists.

Keywords: academic research; human subjects; clinical trials; U.S.; Association of University Technology Manager; universities; scientific advances

Chapter.  7585 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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