Supporting Science

  title={Supporting Science},
  author={Nathan P Myhrvold},
  pages={621 - 622}
An efficient system to fund science: from proposal review to peer-to-peer distributions
Model validation using large-scale citation data and funding records over the past 20 years show that the proposed model could yield funding distributions that are similar to those of the NSF and NIH, and the model could potentially be more fair and more equitable.
Collective allocation of science funding: from funding agencies to scientific agency
A class of funding models in which all participants receive an equal portion of yearly funding but are then required to anonymously donate a fraction of their funding to peers is investigated, showing that such a distributed system for science may yield funding patterns similar to existing NIH and NSF distributions, but may do so at much lower overhead while exhibiting a range of other desirable features.
Intellectual property and the commercialization of research and development
Concern about the commercialization of research is rising, notably in testing new drugs. The problem involves oversimplified, polarizing assumptions about research and development (R&D) and
Creativity and Technological Innovation in the United States
It is essential that funding be directed to those who are really creative. I am convinced that technological innovation in the years ahead will be dependent on the creativity of those working in the
Some thoughts on sharing science
Sustaining and upgrading the national interest in science requires breaking through some of the barriers that separate science from the academy's other disciplines and interests, and from society as