Is the problem that serious?
• There are only a few
isolated incidents
• Whatever appears in
print, is true? (Even in
peer reviewed journals)
• Science, after all, is self-
Governments never “lie”
• How about links between
corporate sponsorship
and conflicts of interest
(e.g., medical research)
-- Researchers have a
significant financial stake in
companies sponsoring
research; researchers are
driven by financial motives,
including the need for
subsequent public or
private sector funding