The effect of corporate influences on science



Graduate students

Also read Wagner & McGarity, Bending Science, focus on chapters 1-3, 10-11.


Some influences on science are equally if not more nefarious. In recent decades, there has been an increasing entanglement of commercial interests with science. Corporate-backed researchers as well as university researchers who receive various kinds of corporate funding have had an increasingly important role in a variety of industries. Patenting and licensing of the products of scientific research has become increasingly a part of research, especially in the biomedical sector. The commercialization of science is increasingly an important phenomena, in part because it is a potential source of biased and socially irresponsible science.

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