Return on Investment

In a recent letter to Nature, the Mayo Clinic's Matthew Kumar says that since researchers use taxpayers' money to fund their research, researchers have an "obligation to reduce waste and inefficiency and to work within their means." NIH, unlike companies, does not get a good return on its investment in science, he says.

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