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David dlochrin at key.net.au
Fri Apr 12 13:48:32 AEST 2019

On Friday, 12 April 2019 12:52:49 AEST Roger Clarke wrote:

> If the latter, I'd argue that we apply some scepticism to research proposals, in the immunotherapy area as in all other areas, and make people jump through hoops, initially give them only small amounts of funding, and only give them more as positive outcomes are demonstrated.
> Okay, that's an over-simplification, not least because the human fear of death puts rose-coloured glasses on people when it comes to medical research proposals;  and research funding is subject to bandwagon effects, etc.
> But my point is that we expect payback on public investment.

So what sorts of "payback" would you find acceptable for (a) research into General Relativity and (b) immunotherapies?


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