HOW NIH HURTS HIV RESEARCH

Kerstin Müller malorny at MPIMG-Berlin-Dahlem.MPG.DE
Sat Jun 22 21:20:24 EST 1996


In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960617093705.16675A-100000 at mcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA> berezin at MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA (Alexander Berezin) writes:
>From: berezin at MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA (Alexander Berezin)
>Subject: Re: HOW NIH HURTS HIV RESEARCH
>Date: 17 Jun 1996 06:52:33 -0700


>On Mon, 17 Jun 1996 infobase at dircon.co.uk wrote:

>> Bert Gold <bgold at itsa.ucsf.edu> wrote:
>> 
>> >Lancet (1989) Dec. 9th. 1:281-283.
>> 
>> >A SYSTEMS ANALYST ASKS ABOUT AIDS
>> >RESEARCH FUNDING
>> 
>> 
>> >DONALD R. FORSDYKE
>> 
>> Please could you explain why you are posting a 7 year old interview?
>> 

>To avoid the confusion, the above item by Donald Forsdyke 
>is not a 'real interview'. It is a grotesque aimed to 
>illustarate the contr-productiveness and anti-intellectuallity 
>of the present grant-award system based on cut-off scheme. 
>This system is presently operational in all major funding 
>agencies in USA/Canada (NIN, NSF, NSERC, MRC, etc) and
>produces acute criticism from many members of the 
>academic community (and not only them). 

>Forsdyke advocates sliding scale as a far superior alternative.

>For those who want to educate themselves more on a subject 
>of peer review/granting system I repost the following 
>bibliography, inevitably incomplete, of course - Alex Berezin
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>SOME REFERENCES ON PEER REVIEW AND FUNDING MODELS

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>Berezin, A. A., R. Gordon & G. Hunter (1995). Anonymous peer   
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>Forsdyke, D. R. (1983). Canadian medical research strategy for    
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>Forsdyke, D. R. (1983). Canadian medical research strategy for    
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>     distribution of research funds? Med. Hypotheses  11,         
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>Forsdyke, D. R. (1989). Sudden-death funding system. FASEB J.     
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>Forsdyke, D. R. (1989). A systems analyst asks about AIDS         
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>Forsdyke, D. R.(1994). Authorship and misconduct. Nature 370, 91. 

>Forsdyke, D. R. (1994). A theoretical basis for accepting         
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>Gordon, R. (1993). Alternative reviews. University Affairs        
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>Osmond, D. H. (1983). Malice's Wonderland: research funding and   
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>Savan, Beth. (1990). Science Under Siege (The Myth of             
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>Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert. (1972). Dionysians and                     
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