policy and politics
Would Research Ethics Survive the Defunding of the Research University?
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2014
© 2014 by The Hastings Center
Hastings Center Report
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 11–12, January-February 2014
How to Cite
Bard, J. S. (2014), Would Research Ethics Survive the Defunding of the Research University?. Hastings Center Report, 44: 11–12. doi: 10.1002/hast.248
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2014
The future of biomedical and scientific research in the United States is inextricably attached to the universities and academic medical centers funded by the government. And the work many of us do commenting on ethical issues arising from that funded research is dependent on its continuation. Yet the institutions of higher education and the academic medical centers where this federally funded research takes place are under attack on many fronts. What would the world look like without federally supported research universities? It is likely that the number of institutions doing funded research would drop dramatically, perhaps to the one hundred or so institutions that already receive the vast majority of funding.