Academic Industry Relationships in Genetics

Summary

Principal Investigator: E G Campbell
Abstract: The purpose of the proposed investigation is to explore the phenomenon of Academic-Industry Relationships (AIRs) in the life-sciences, with an emphasis in the field of genetics. This study seeks to update previous work and explore how the prevalence and magnitude of AIRs have changed over the last 2 decades. Qualitative data from focus groups and personal interviews with investigators in research intensive medical schools and teaching hospitals will be used to refine existing and develop new survey items and hypotheses. The quantitative data will involve an anonymous mailed survey of a random sample of up to 3000 faculty researchers in genetics, other basic life sciences, and clinical departments. Survey responses will be analyzed to show how individual, departmental, institutional, and national policies and characteristics affect the propensity, scale, length, and type of industry affiliation, including research, consulting, licensing, equity, training, and gift relationships. Results will be disseminated through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.
Funding Period: 2005-09-19 - 2008-08-31
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Activities, productivity, and compensation of men and women in the life sciences
    Catherine M DesRoches
    The Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 85:631-9. 2010
  2. pmc Life-science research within US academic medical centers
    Darren E Zinner
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    JAMA 302:969-76. 2009
  3. pmc Participation of academic scientists in relationships with industry
    Darren E Zinner
    Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1814-25. 2009

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. ncbi Activities, productivity, and compensation of men and women in the life sciences
    Catherine M DesRoches
    The Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 85:631-9. 2010
    ..The authors undertook this study because previous studies found differences in the academic experiences of women and men...
  2. pmc Life-science research within US academic medical centers
    Darren E Zinner
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    JAMA 302:969-76. 2009
    ..Besides the generic "basic" vs "applied" labels, little information is known about the types of life-science research conducted within academic medical centers (AMCs)...
  3. pmc Participation of academic scientists in relationships with industry
    Darren E Zinner
    Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1814-25. 2009
    ..However, we also found a significant decrease in industry support of university research, which could have major consequences for the academic life science research sector...