Navigation Links
More Oversight Urged for Money Spent on Research
Date:1/30/2013

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence suggests that U.S. funding agencies may be providing duplicate grants for research projects. But a more thorough investigation is needed, researchers say.

Using special software, the investigators compared more than 630,000 grant and contract summaries submitted to five of the largest U.S. funding agencies since 1985. They then manually reviewed projects with the highest similarity scores.

According to the findings, published in the Comment section of the current issue of the journal Nature, nearly $70 million may have been spent on projects for which a portion of the research was already being funded.

"We suspect that there may be many more cases of duplication than our analysis implies," wrote Harold Garner, of Virginia Tech University, and colleagues.

The research community should launch a thorough investigation into the true extent of duplicate funding, and needs to provide clearer and more consistent guidelines and coordination to prevent duplication, the authors said in a journal news release.

"A central database for all grant proposals would be an excellent first step," Garner concluded.

However, they added, "some of the potential duplicate grants we discovered with our software may have already been identified by the relevant agencies, which may have adjusted the award amount accordingly without updating summaries."

The authors conceded that they "could not determine definitively whether the similar grants we identified were true duplicates -- this would require access to the full grant files, which are not available to us without Freedom of Information Act requests."

More information

Learn about U.S. National Institutes of Health grants.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Nature, news release, Jan. 30, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Compounding Pharmacists Oppose Greater U.S. Oversight
2. Experts propose overhaul of ethics oversight of research
3. More Mental Health Care Urged for Kids Who Self-Harm
4. Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
5. College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away
6. Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids
7. Extra Steps Urged to Cut Alcohol, Drug Use in Military: Report
8. More scientific research of fracking urged in Pennsylvania
9. Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer
10. Gadget Givers Urged to Consider Ramifications
11. Comprehensive public health approach urged to curb gun violence in US
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Oversight Urged for Money Spent on Research
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... Ridgecrest Herbals makes ... sustainability, innovate new strategies to reduce waste, and support renewable energy. They believe this ... look to nature to find solutions for health issues, and maintain that destroying the ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Today, Bright Pink , a national non-profit organization focusing ... a new CEO. , Bright Pink is proud to announce Katie Thiede as their ... to a new role as Chairman of the Board and launched a national search ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science ... their cognitive health, and share results with their physicians. Members and guests can sign ... website. , BrainCheck founder, Dr. David Eagleman, formerly at Baylor College of Medicine and ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... advisor within the telehealth industry, announces the company’s VideoMedicine mobile platform has launched ... providers. Available 24 hours a day, Quick Care provides patients with the option ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... MAP Health ... anxiety levels in people with addiction who are served by MAP’s patient engagement ... wearable device that monitors heart and breath rates to identify anxiety levels and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017 NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq ... positive preclinical results demonstrating anti-fibrotic effects with ... steatohepatitis (NASH), in an additional well-validated experimental ... has previously shown similar anti-fibrotic effects in ... scientists present novel data demonstrating anti-fibrotic effects ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Cardiology devices segment is anticipated to reach the ... Cardiology Devices segment is likely to create absolute $ opportunity ... over 2017. By the end of 2027, Cardiology Devices segment ... 700 Mn, expanding at a CAGR of 18.4% over the ... Asia Pacific reprocessed medical devices market in terms ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 Global Surgical Drainage Device Market: Overview ... to remove excess liquid and air. The fluid to ... or lymph. Surgical drains are used in a wide ... surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery etc. Common use ... accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or pus. Surgical drains ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: