Withholding research results in academic life science. Evidence from a national survey of faculty.

  title={Withholding research results in academic life science. Evidence from a national survey of faculty.},
  author={David Blumenthal and Eric G. Campbell and M. S. Anderson and Nancyanne Causino and Karen Seashore Louis},
  volume={277 15},
OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence and determinants of data-withholding behaviors among academic life scientists. DESIGN Mailed survey of 3394 life science faculty in the 50 universities that received the most funding from the National Institutes of Health in 1993. PARTICIPANTS A total of 2167 faculty responded to the survey, a 64% response rate. OUTCOME MEASURES Whether respondents delayed publication of their research results for more than 6 months and whether respondents refused to… 

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Secrecy in medical research.

  • S. Rosenberg
  • Medicine, Business
    The New England journal of medicine
  • 1996
The conduct of medical research is in increasing jeopardy. Scarce funds for research have been strained by the emergence of new problems requiring intensive work. But a more insidious problem is co...

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