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Does Corporate Funding Corrupt Science? - Come and find out.

Panel Discussion:

Does Corporate Funding Corrupt Science?

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Some 65% of all research and development in the U.S. is funded by private interests. History shows that the corporate funding of scientific research can be problematic — the tobacco industry offers a potent example. When corporations fund science, is truth the ultimate goal, or is stockholder profit?

Please join five outstanding scholars and teachers as they take part in this panel discussion.

Lisa Bero, Professor of Health Policy, UCSF
Hank Greely, Professor of Law, Stanford
Dave Patterson, Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Robert Proctor, Professor of History, Stanford
Richard Zare, Professor & Chair of Chemistry, Stanford

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  • Alex the G.

    This is an open harassment to prevent academic freedom at "academic institutions".

    If you're sorry to hear, you're just shedding crocodile tears, because
    you're not sorry when you see it every day. Stand up and send me your comments on it.

    May 10, 2012

  • Alex the G.

    and create resistance like started taking pictures
    when I asked for paper trail for past incidents -> Local news paper
    doesn't have idea what's happening! What are your options now?

    Although I'm an old educated nerd guy, and my nerdiness pushes me to
    do what I gotta do, this incident spoiled the entire quarter and also
    the entire year. And on the top of that if I can't stand up for myself
    how can 19s-20s or faculty paid by the university.

    May 10, 2012

  • Alex the G.

    some administrators with low qualifications call cops on you, and
    there is no records for that. In this example, racist people got
    together -> filed complaints -> Administrators hstacy called cops ->
    cops didn't tell details, asked to go to the President's office ->
    President's office didn't respond, told not to come on campus until
    you get a letter -> forwarded to jwachtel -> forwarded to legal
    counsel -> forwarded to sheriff office -> Sheriff's office declined to
    give any paperwork and

    May 10, 2012

  • Alex the G.

    Here is the latest example of academic freedom infringement. I'm a
    human rights expert and my research has busted many HR corporations.
    When benetch got busted last month, Stanford's human rights program
    came under fire immediately. Although I'm a super expert in this
    field, their director hstacy called cops on me during a conference to
    ask me out. I figured when your research data doesn't fit a popular
    view, 5 fat old racist people get together and file complaints, and
    then

    May 10, 2012

  • fred r.

    Had a surprising conclusion and a good conclusion. Corporate funding doesn;t corrupt science and we need full disclosure and transparancy on corporate funding for both projects and individual consulting

    March 3, 2012

  • Victoria

    I guess the answer depends on what industry (computer science vs healthcare) as Tucker Hiatt pointed out. I would like to see a panel on just the healthcare/medical side and on what their proposals would be to help make that industry less biased.

    March 3, 2012

  • Tucker H.

    I'm also sorry that I misspelled your name (above), Johnathan!

    February 29, 2012

  • Tucker H.

    Thanks to thoughtful funding by Annual Reviews, this panel discussion will be recorded, edited, and hosted by FORA.tv. You should be able to access the video at Wonderfest.org in a week or two. ... But there's nothing quite as sweet as being there in the flesh. I'm sorry you'll miss it, Jonathan.

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a flight to catch so I can longer attend; will there be a recording? It sounds very interesting!

    February 28, 2012

  • Eric

    @Victoria. sounds good. my contact info is in the email I sent.

    February 26, 2012

  • Victoria

    @Eric, it turns out that I'll be heading down to Stanford earlier in the afternoon to catch a tour of their linear accelerator at 3:30, so I'll have to BART-->Caltrain-->then bus down there on my own. But I would definitely appreciate a ride home back to BART from this event. Thanks :)

    February 25, 2012

  • Victoria

    Yay! Thanks Eric!!

    February 14, 2012

  • Eric

    @Victoria, yes that would work, if you can plan to be there at 6pm. BTW, anyone else that would like a ride from the Bay Fair BART station, please let me know. I can take around 6 people in my van.

    February 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! Right down the hill. Can't wait.

    1 · February 13, 2012

  • Victoria

    Would Bay Fair work? It's one stop away but it saves me a transfer to the Dublin train. If that's too much trouble for you I can totally understand and meet you at Castro Valley. Thanks Eric! ^_^

    1 · February 13, 2012

  • Eric

    It's possible, if you're willing to land in Castro Valley.

    February 12, 2012

  • Victoria

    Oooh, this sounds very interesting! Too bad it's so far away. I don't suppose I could get a ride from someone and meet you at any BART station?

    February 12, 2012

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