DailyDirt: Science Policies For The US

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We're generally interested in government policies that affect the discovery of information or the creation of new works. Usually this means we focus on copyright issues, but science policies are also important to us -- so here are just a few gov't policies that have been released. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 9th, 2011 @ 9:02pm

    hmm.

    It'll be interesting to see if there are any studies on the effect of letting scientists delay their grants to raise kids... and if this policy actually results in any measurable change in the scientific community.

     

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    abc gum, Nov 10th, 2011 @ 6:19am

    "government policies that affect the discovery of information or the creation of new works."

    Maybe I'm just a pessimist, but my understanding of past government policies regarding science is that they have hindered more than helped scientific endeavors. I find it hard to believe anything has changed in this regard. The words put in writing seldom match the policy as implemented.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Nov 10th, 2011 @ 2:01pm

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    The US gov't funds a pretty amazing array of research projects through the NIH and DARPA... so the gov't isn't hindering all aspects of science!

     

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