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?
- 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
These experts examine at least five major industries: pharmaceuticals (Bero), biomedicine (Greely), computer science (Patterson), tobacco (Proctor), and chemistry (Zare).