Does Corporate Funding Corrupt Science? – Panel Discussion | Coffee Party Science |

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).