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1 BSC 3402: Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences Research Funding 3 November 2010
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2 Organizational for Today Name cards Return response paper #5. Comments on web site. Incorporate these into future papers. Next week 10 Nov. Must write on one of the three topics for RP#5 Role of regulation in science This week: In-class response Discuss funding issues Peer review
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3 In-Class Response Your name Describe one ethical challenge associated with the Human Genome Project (not patenting of genes). What is peer review and what are the problems? (name 1 problem)
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Questions about Funding Research Who decides what research will be supported? What criteria should be used to determine what research will be funded? Can scientists influence the decision-making process? Original concept: scientist-run agencies – has this changed? How does government funding affect the direction of research?
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5 Types of Research Discovery-based science (“stamp collecting”) Hypothesis-driven research (answering questions) Basic and applied research Individual Investigator grants “Big science” projects Manhatten project Space station Particle accelerators Human genome project (began Oct 1990)
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Life Sciences Research Funding Sources Federal Agencies National Science Foundation Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Department of Energy Office of Health and Environmental Research
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