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[Germany] Controversy over higher education links with industry

A warning by German anti-corruption organisation Transparency International that links between higher education and business are becoming increasingly obscure has sparked an open debate. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 20 February 2015, Issue No:355

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university conflict-of-interest committee should review contracts between academic scientists and industry sponsors that are worth US$5,000 or more, concludes a draft report entitled Recommended Principles & Practices to Guide Academy–Industry Relationships. Researchers should never ghostwrite research papers and should retain oversight of intellectual property and a stake in the proceeds from patents, according to the proposal. The report offers 56 guidelines for maintaining academic freedom and upholding ethical conduct in partnerships and collaborations between academics and industrial sponsors. Issued on 18 September, it was written by the American Association of University Professors in Washington DC in response to the increasing number and complexity of such partnerships, says co-author Cary Nelson, a past president of the association. “The corrupting power of money has become much more clear,” he says, noting that issues such as sponsors suppressing data from studies and persuading eminent researchers to add their names to papers they did not write seem to be on the rise.

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Academia and industry: Companies on campus

Academia and industry: Companies on campus | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Housing industry labs in academic settings benefits all parties, say Jana J. Watson-Capps and Thomas R. Cech.

 Pete Mariner works up the hall from his PhD adviser and one floor down from his postdoc adviser, but he does not work in academia. He is a senior scientist at Mosaic Biosciences, a start-up developing synthetic materials to help wounds heal faster, yet his labs are in the University of Colorado Boulder. They are part of the university's BioFrontiers Institute, an interdisciplinary effort to tackle complex biology and forge connections with companies. (..) - Jana J. Watson-Capps & Thomas R. Cech, Nature, 15 October 2014

  
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