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Oz Oz at upthorpe.demon.co.uk
Thu May 14 13:03:33 EST 1998


In article <355B1BE5.2D3C at bbsrc.ac.uk>, Paul Verrier
<paul.verrier at bbsrc.ac.uk> writes
>Jerry D. Jones wrote:
> 
>> Would you or someone explain if the data you have stored in your archive was
>> collected using private or public funds?
>
>Some experiments have been funded by 'public' funds but much has come
>from industrial funding. Research grants in the USA tend to place the
>whole project in the public domain I believe, while in the UK, only the
>results tend to go into the public domain. It may not be nice, but
>that's the way it has become.

Novartis had one of their funding executives (US) on this group (sci.ag)
recently and he clearly stated that the results (OK, perhaps raw data)
was public and freely publishable 12 months after the work was written
up to them.

-- 
Oz



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