Overbuilding research capacity.

  title={Overbuilding research capacity.},
  author={Bruce M. Alberts},
  volume={329 5997},
POLICIES THAT OFFER INCENTIVES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS CAN UNINTENTIONALLY induce harmful behaviors. One such perverse incentive encourages U.S. universities, medical centers, and other research institutions to expand their research capacities indefi nitely through funds derived from National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants. A reliance on the NIH to pay not only the salaries of scientists but also the overhead (or indirect) costs of building construction and maintenance has… CONTINUE READING
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