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UK universities agree protocol for tobacco company funding

UK universities agree protocol for tobacco company funding News Susan Mayor London 144, 123 UK universities and the charity factor in decision making by Can- promise the integrity or indepen- underlying aim has to be to gain Cancer Research UK have signed cer Research UK when it is con- dence of their work.” commercial advantage.” a joint protocol on good practice sidering awarding major new The protocol was welcomed at The issue of funding of for universities on the issue of research funding. an international level. Dr Derek university research by the funding of research by the tobac- Jean King, director of tobac- Yach, an executive director of the tobacco industry has been a co industry. co control with Cancer Research World Health Organization, said: matter of debate for some time. The joint protocol acknowl- UK, said: “It is vital that Cancer “Universities worldwide should In 2001, Richard Smith, editor of edges that it is up to individual Research UK takes a strong consider following the lead the BMJ, resigned from his universities to decide what stance against the tobacco shown by Cancer Research UK position as professor of medical research funds to accept, when to industry. Nobody should forget and all adopt similar codes that journalism http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png BMJ British Medical Journal

UK universities agree protocol for tobacco company funding

BMJ , Volume 329 (7456) – Jul 3, 2004

UK universities agree protocol for tobacco company funding

BMJ , Volume 329 (7456) – Jul 3, 2004

Abstract

News Susan Mayor London 144, 123 UK universities and the charity factor in decision making by Can- promise the integrity or indepen- underlying aim has to be to gain Cancer Research UK have signed cer Research UK when it is con- dence of their work.” commercial advantage.” a joint protocol on good practice sidering awarding major new The protocol was welcomed at The issue of funding of for universities on the issue of research funding. an international level. Dr Derek university research by the funding of research by the tobac- Jean King, director of tobac- Yach, an executive director of the tobacco industry has been a co industry. co control with Cancer Research World Health Organization, said: matter of debate for some time. The joint protocol acknowl- UK, said: “It is vital that Cancer “Universities worldwide should In 2001, Richard Smith, editor of edges that it is up to individual Research UK takes a strong consider following the lead the BMJ, resigned from his universities to decide what stance against the tobacco shown by Cancer Research UK position as professor of medical research funds to accept, when to industry. Nobody should forget and all adopt similar codes that journalism

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
© 2004 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
ISSN
0959-8138
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.329.7456.9
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Abstract

News Susan Mayor London 144, 123 UK universities and the charity factor in decision making by Can- promise the integrity or indepen- underlying aim has to be to gain Cancer Research UK have signed cer Research UK when it is con- dence of their work.” commercial advantage.” a joint protocol on good practice sidering awarding major new The protocol was welcomed at The issue of funding of for universities on the issue of research funding. an international level. Dr Derek university research by the funding of research by the tobac- Jean King, director of tobac- Yach, an executive director of the tobacco industry has been a co industry. co control with Cancer Research World Health Organization, said: matter of debate for some time. The joint protocol acknowl- UK, said: “It is vital that Cancer “Universities worldwide should In 2001, Richard Smith, editor of edges that it is up to individual Research UK takes a strong consider following the lead the BMJ, resigned from his universities to decide what stance against the tobacco shown by Cancer Research UK position as professor of medical research funds to accept, when to industry. Nobody should forget and all adopt similar codes that journalism

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BMJBritish Medical Journal

Published: Jul 3, 2004

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