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  1. Looking a gift horse in the mouth : Corporate gifts supporting life sciences research.

    Article - En anglais

    Context. - Throughout the last decade a number of studies have been conducted to examine academic-industry research relationships.

    However, to our knowledge, no studies to date have empirically examined academic scientists'experience with research-related gifts from companies.


    - To examine the frequency, importance, and potential implications of research-related gifts from companies to academic life scientists.


    - A mailed survey conducted in 1994 and 1995 of 3394 faculty who conduct life science research at the 50 universities that received the most research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 1993.


    - Research-intensive universities.


    - A total of 2167 of the 3394 faculty responded to the survey (response rate, 64%). Main Outcome Measures. - The percentage of faculty who received a research-related gift from a company in the last 3 years, the perceived importance of gifts to respondents'research, and what, if anything, the recipient thought the donor (s) expected in return for the gift.


    - Forty-three percent of respondents received a research-related gift in the last 3 years independent of a grant or contract.

    The most frequently received gifts were biomaterials (24%), discretionary funds (15%), research equipment and trips to meetings (11% each), support for students (9%), and other research-related gifts (3%). of those who received a gift, 66% reported the gift was important to their research. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche scientifique, Enquête par correspondance, Participation entreprise, Evaluation, Analyse coût efficacité, Homme, cadeau

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific research, Mail inquiry, Enterprise participation, Evaluation, Cost efficiency analysis, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0207332

    Code Inist : 002A31D01G. Création : 11/09/1998.