Science? Many from academia and industry dispute an NCI scientist's charge that confidentiality agreements restrict the free exchange of information.
|CONCERNED: NCI's Steven Rosenberg worries that research agreements promote secrecy among scientists.|
Rosenberg, chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute, worries about confidentiality agreements that scientists sign with corporate funders in order to use company materials. He contends that these arrangements may unnecessarily restrict the exchange of information among scientists.
Secrecy in research "is underappreciated, and it's holding back medical cancer research-it's holding back my research,"...