“Corrupted Science” was developed as part of a series of lectures that explores the disengagement of science from its ethical roots, resulting in a loss of honesty, integrity, objectivity, autonomy, and public confidence.
A series of power point presentations highlight the corrupting influences on scientific practice. This site grew out of the research for the book Science in the Private Interest (Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2003).
This project was supported by the Common Benefit Litigation Expense Trust.
Outline of Presentations:
- Historical Background – Policies supporting the breakdown of sector boundaries between academia and the commercial world
- Corporate Influence in Academic Science
- Withholding Information – Is secrecy in science on the rise?
- Ghostwriting – Can we be certain that the name on an article is the author?
- Funding Effect in Science – Does private sponsorship of research bias the outcome?
- Scientific Journals and Conflict of Interest – How are science journals responding to author conflict of interest?
- Ethics and Science Advisory Committees – How do government rules address conflicts of interest of scientists serving on federal advisory committees?
- Conflict of Interest within Government Science – What ethical rules govern scientists serving within government agencies?
- Government and Professional Society Reports and Documents on Conflict of Interest
- Investigative Media Reports on Academic Industry Relations