Generations Apart

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:
Generations Apart

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This chapter focuses on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's technology-transfer organization which is called Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). It explains that WARF has returned more than $800 million to the university from patents derived from research in campus laboratories and it provides the university with $55 million a year for research. Despite this, university official Timothy Mulcahy believes that the university's dual commitment to traditional academic research values and the commercialization of its research created tensions.

Keywords: University of Wisconsin-Madison; WARF; technology transfer; patents; research; Timothy Mulcahy; academic research values; commercialization of research

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Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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