The Science Lobby

Researchers must focus on outreach, especially in lean funding times, a blogger says.

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What a good idea. Talking

What a good idea. Talking points could include:

• between 66 and 84% of university-generated results can't be repeated by pharma industry scientists

• reports on research with a pre-stated objective ("hypothesis-driven") are statistically likely to be false

• the growth rate in research papers that must be retracted is four times the growth rate in the number of papers published

• The budget of the NIH grew by 60% over the last decade while personal income shrank.

Should be an easy sell.